|By Per Andersson
Feb 25, 2012
I´m a 30 year old guy from Sweden doing an eight month climbing trip in South America, slowly working my way up from Patagonia, via the Lake District, to Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and finally Bolivia, squeezing in as much rock, ice and snow as I can along the way. I´ll be spending Aug 15-Sept 18 in Bolivia, being based around La Paz, heading up in the Cordillera Real mountains as often as I can, and will need a new friend or two, to play in the snow with me!
I mostly do trad- and ice climbing, but I´ve done quite a bit of mountaineering in the past, in places like Dofourspitze, Mt Blanc, Mt Rainier, Aconcagua, Patagonia and the Liskamm traverse. Being a bit bored with easier mountaineering like this I´d like to do mostly routes graded between AD and D+. Safety is my #1 priority, so hotheads need not bother contacting me. Don´t mind early mornings and I´m in pretty good shape for long and fast approaches. Will most likely be acclimatized all the time, from previous peaks, and I havn´t had any problems with altitude in the past, so ideally I would prefer fairly quick ascents.
The underlined routes in the tick list below are my primary interests, although I may also be interested in the ones in brackets, as well as other suggestions too. The routes are mostly on esthetic peaks with relatively short approaches, and more info can be found if you search for them on summitpost.org. Got a single rack, tent, stove, rope and the guidebooks, and will do more research on the peaks as time is moving closer.
If it sounds interesting, check out my profile, send me a message, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, or add me on facebook.
Sorry for my poor Spanish……:)
TICK LIST :
Illimani (6400m , PD/AD, 4 days, long ridge)
Condoriri (AD+) From same BC:
Pequeno Alpamayo (AD) 1-3 h jeep fr La Paz, 3h walk in)
Illampu (ridge AD/D 6300m, 4h from La Paz to Sorata)
Huayana potosi (6100m, PD, 3 days, 2h by jeep from La Paz)
(Soral Oeste (5600m, PD)) Climbed in the same day from same high camp:
(Ascarani (PD/AD, 5 days for both ))
(Cololo (D 5900m, 5 days)
(Chacaltaya and Huila Manquilisani F/PD, 5300m, same BC, day tours from La Paz. 2 days)