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East Face Steep Snow
Normal Route, The Mod. Snow
Northeast Ridge Steep Snow
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Elevation: 19,974 ft
GPS: -16.262, -68.152 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Apr 16, 2008
Admins: Tony Yeary
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Description

The easiest big peak near La Paz.

Getting There

Hire a taxi to take you to Zongo Pass.

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fun climb! Oct 20, 2008
fun, fun, fun!
I used bolivianmountainguides.com for this climb and they provide all the gar logistics you need. Of course you could bring your own gear, but if you plan on doing other activities besides climbing, guide may be a good option.

youtube.com/watch?v=TdhxKcY… Jul 30, 2017
Alexander Heaton
London, GB
Alexander Heaton   London, GB
Amazing intro to Andean mountaineering on Huayna Potosi withandeanascents.com
We chooseandeanascents.com run by Alexander Von Ungarn. The reason being all the guides in this company are International Federation of Mountain Guides association accredited. Important when there's inherent risk associated! (Don't scrimp on cost its not worth it. We saw other teams with cheeper guides in very poor heavy equipment not having a good time being rushed up the peak not in a safe fashion.)
We had a nice chat on the phone before hand with Alex who is super chilled and friendly which helped us work out a suitable itinerary for our level. I would recommend what we did an acclimation peak nearby before hand to give you the best chance. Iv done lots of alpinism but my girlfriend hasn't. So we choose this technically easy but still somewhat challenging 6000m peak. I wanted her to have a good enjoyable time, be safe and not be put off on her first major mountaineering trip. We were not disappointed. Cecelio was our guide he was great 10 out of 10. His English was very good and he is a very friendly and patient guy. The food and huts was top notch too. We’re both very happy with the service he provided. We got to the top which was really amazing and a great feat for a beginner group. Our only small criticism was the scarpa plastic boots were quite heavy and uncomfortable but saying that I think its hard for companies in South America to source new kit and scarpa vega's are the old solid Mt Everest boot after all! Apart from that all great. Amazing views, very good glacier travel technique instruction and we even did some fun ice climbing in our spare time. Thank you for our awesome trip. Oct 1, 2018

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