Huayna Potosi (6,088 meters or 19,974 feet) is one of the most beautiful mountains of the Cordillera Real of Bolivia, with perpetual glaciers and an impressive view, it is visible from La Paz.
We have different options and the routes are multiple, it has several normal routes on its east side also having some of the most challenging and direct routes that can be found anywhere in the Andes on the imposing west side.
In spite of being only two hours from the city of La Paz, it is very important to give time to the process of acclimatization that we will need to climb, many times that process is overvalued and forgotten, but it is important that you understand that at these levels of height the body reacts differently.
You will find a lot of information that indicates the ease of climbing, but beware, “it is popular” but any escalation implies risks and as long as we understand that the process of acclimatization is important, we will achieve our goals.
This mountain does not imply much technical level, it is more it is one of the most accessible mountains in Bolivia because of its infrastructure since there are base camps and pre-established high fields.
During the day it is quite hot and windy (+15 degrees C). During the nights they are cold in the high camp (-10 degrees C).
Grade: AD (quite difficult), 50 °, 800 ms, 6 -7 hours for the high camp.