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Illimani Massif

International > S America > Bolivia
Access Issue: Bolivia is unstable Details

Description

The tallest peak in the Cordillera Real Mountains. Experiences some surprisingly good weather for it's height but is still a 6,000 m peak and offers everything that comes with that prestigious title.

Getting There

The approach is a little hazy, could use some help here. We drove from La Paz for 4-5 hours and parked at a farm at the base. Hiked for several miles to a base camp at around 14,000 ft.

Routes from Left to Right

Steep Snow
 7
Normal Route
Snow, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Normal Route
 7
Steep Snow Snow, Alpine

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Illimani from Camp 1.  2010.
[Hide Photo] Illimani from Camp 1. 2010.

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[Hide Comment] Illimani is not a technical mountaineering route - it features a pretty straightforward series of switchbacks to the top. But, I found it to be a slightly harder climb than Huayna Potosi purely due to the much higher elevation and the fact that the rout is very steep and unrelenting.

Other than that it's an amazing place. Used bolivianmountainguides.com

youtube.com/watch?v=5Fy_I4C… Jul 30, 2017