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Ascent of Huayna Potosi

To land in La Paz, the plane necessarily bypasses an imposing and beautiful mountain. The Huayna Potosí offers the traveler his first strong emotion even before he sets foot on the mainland.
This summit is perhaps the most accessible 6000 meters of the Andes.

Climbing
2 Days

MAP

PROGRAMME DAY TO DAY

DAY
1

Huayna Potosi Shelter - Refuge Camp des Roches

Transport La Paz - Huayna Potosí (Shelter)
Ascent of the Huayana Potosi:

Beginner guide to the Equipment: Ice axe and crampons on the old glaciar. We will climb to the “Rocks Camp” (base camp – el. 5160 m.a.s.l.) on the edge of the glacier in approximately 2 hours.

cold meal on half day and hot meal on end day.

time to go up: + 400 m.a.sl.
Night at the Campos Rocas hut.

DAY
2

Tuni - Refuge Camp des Roches - Huayna Potosi Shelter

Transport Tuni - La Paz. Approx. 3h30
Ascent of the Huayana Potosi, Day 2:
Grade II/AD, Max 50°;
Start at 02:00 a.m. for a tentative ascent to the summit. Then descent to the hut (approximately 10 hours return) where we will arrive in the afternoon. Stay in the hut.