Sajama Climber's Log

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rgg

rgg - Oct 14, 2010 11:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2009

Too windy

We didn't even start our summit attempt. Due to strong winds we decided to go down from high camp. Another time, perhaps.

monkeypike

monkeypike - Aug 25, 2010 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

NW Ridge  Sucess!

We set off from high camp (5675m) at 0245 and reached the top (6554m) just after sun rise at 0700. It was -3C at high camp with no wind.
We climbed with Ignacio Pacaje from Sajama village who we also climbed Parinacota and Pomerape with and I would highly recommend. You can contact him through the Park office.

astrobassman

astrobassman - Jun 19, 2010 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010

Cold, windy, dark summit  Sucess!

The high winds made getting out of the tent the crux for me. Made the summit from high camp in about 4 hours. The technical pitch before the easy snow slopes was more difficult than anything on Illimani due to the ice. The NW ridge route isn´t near as aesthetic as Illimani´s normal route, but still a worthwhile objective and I´m happy to have climbed Bolivia´s highest mountain.

BLong

BLong - Aug 4, 2009 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009

Bolivia High Point  Sucess!

Had a great summer trip up the cold, windy high point of Bolivia. I climbed it with an American friend and Eduardo M. from Bolivia Mountains, whom I highly recommend:
www.boliviamountains.com/

Unlike the other peaks we climbed in Bolivia, Sajama had far more extreme weather conditions.
See the TR here: http://www.summitpost.org/an-expedition-in-the-bolivian-andes/547342

johnmountaineering

johnmountaineering - Jan 29, 2009 9:00 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2009

Great climb !

After summiting Illimani we climbed Sajama, the conditions were not the best but thanks to Eulogio Tarqui (our guide) who did a great job we summited Bolivia`s highest mountain.
Thanks to Bolivian Journeys. www.bolivianjourneys.org (the best mountaineering company in Bolivia...)

tatraman

tatraman - Sep 25, 2007 7:10 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2006

NE route skied down  Sucess!

We ascended Sajama in May 2006 via Normal route (NE)and descended using skis from summit to app. 5200m. Better option is taking the SW ridge for skiing / better snow also leter in the season. www.skicordillera.expedition.sk

Niederbayer

Niederbayer - Feb 23, 2007 7:40 pm

Aug 2004 -

reached 6000 m - heavy snowfall/poor visibility forced us to turn back

althegreek

althegreek - Jun 29, 2006 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

nw ridge  Sucess!

beautiful, though cold climb. made it to summit in 4 hours from high camp, despite the penitentes. experienced very high winds at high camp, but the tents withstood it. nice mountain overall. the locals of the village were extremely helpful, informative and organized. nice to see them working together with the climbers.

ElCapitanKoolAid

ElCapitanKoolAid - May 22, 2006 4:15 am

Everything was great  Sucess!

A friend invited me when I was in peru and so we went to Sajama.

Peak_Bagger

Peak_Bagger - Dec 15, 2005 10:31 am

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: Oct 13 2005  Sucess!

Nice climb. Very long and I believe the hi camp is now higher than 5450m. More like 5750m, pretty cold and windy up there. Lots of rock and scrambing to make it on the glacier, then huge penitinete field most of the way up.

Bergrot

Bergrot - Jul 29, 2005 12:00 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 30 Oct 2002  Sucess!

Did it in 6 hours from the high camp to the summit. After a snow gully there was a terrible penitientes field, which was the main problem of the climb. Demotivating are the numbers of false summits one passes.

tkikuchibr

tkikuchibr - May 17, 2005 11:17 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: 13 May 2005  Sucess!

Climb started at 01:20 from High Camp. Steady medium/strong 30~50kph winds. Summit on 07:30, below-freezing temperatures.

Thanks to Marco Soria from Bolivian Journeys and to guide Eulogio for this great trip!

Toshinari Kikuchi

gilles debray - May 29, 2003 8:36 am

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: May 10, 2003  Sucess!

"We just came back from ¨Tata Sajama¨, we made it to the summit !, weather conditions were terrible, very windy and cold. Thanks to Marco Soria of Bolivian Journeys in La Paz for organizing the ascention, everything was perfect, thanks to our incredible guides Luis Palli, Eulogio Tarqui and Vicente Perez, they did a great job. www.bolivianjourneys.org e-mail:boljour@ceibo.entelnet.bo"



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