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Huayna Potosi 4-day mountaineering trip

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Climb the Huayna Potosi in the Cordillera Real with Cristobal, an IFMGA certified mountain guide from Chile. A 2-day ascent + acclimatization if the group needs it.

Andes

3 Days

May - Aug

High

Intermediate


Description

Huayna Potosi (6094 m) is a beautiful mountain that we'll climb in only 2 days through its normal route. In case the team needs an acclimatization day before summiting Huayna Potosi it will be possible to climb the lower peaks. The Charkini (5392 m), Milluni (5503 m) or Italy Peak (5723 m) are some of the options.

The ascent by the normal route is not technically demanding. However there are two sections that are steeper and more exposed. The first cracks are approximately 50 meters long and have around 50 degrees of inclination.

As for the second part, we must reach the summit following an exposed ridge but it does not imply a big physical effort. The final section before the summit involves 130 meters of altitude change on a 45° slope.

The summit of Huayna Potosi offers a great view of the Cordillera Real. From there we can see the Amazon Basins forest, the Titicaca Lake, La Paz and part of the Bolivian Altiplano. You can find the complete day by day itinerary of the ascent at the end of this page.

Huayna Potosi also proposes other ascent routes that my brother Cristobal and I can guide. I strongly recommend them for advanced mountaineers. One of these alternative route is the famous French Route.

So if you want to book your place please fill out the form and get in touch with me. It'll be my pleasure to guide you in Huayna Potosi.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Acclimatization day

In case the team needs acclimatization before summiting Huayna Potosi it will be possible to climb the lower peaks. The Charkini (5392 m), Milluni (5503 m) or Italy Peak (5723 m) are some of the options.

Day 2: La Paz - Paso Zongo - "House of Guides" hut

I will pick you up at the hotel around 9 AM. Once we check the climbing equipment in La Paz, we will transfer to Paso Zongo at 4800 m (2 hours trip). There we will have lunch at the “Casa Blanca” hut run by the Altamirano family. In the afternoon, we will walk along the base of the Zongo glacier. Then we will find the “house of guides” which is the newest and the least crowded hut. In total we will gain 480 meters of elevation in 2,5 hours. Once in the mountain hut, we’ll have time to prepare the equipment and talk about the next day. We’ll then have tea and have dinner early.

Day 3: Summit day

We’ll depart at around 2 or 3 in the morning. The whole ascent will take us between 5 to 7 hours. From the summit of Huayna Potosí we will return the same day to La Paz where I will leave you in your hotel by the afternoon.

 

About the guide

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Cristobal

5.00

(8)

Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I was born in 1990, and I always been surrounded by mountains, with family and friends in the Andes.

I did the first Chilean ascent to Cerro Torre via Ferrari route, four ascents to Mt, Fitz Roy, more than 12 to Torres del Paine and the first alpine traverse of the three towers.

I also climbed in the Himalayas, Yosemite, and other Andean countries such as Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

I did the IFMGA/UIAGM aspirant course in 2017 in Bolivia, and completed the AIARE level 2 avalanche training.

I work together with my brother Juan (we are the Señoret Brothers). Contact me if you want to discover the most beautiful mountain spots in Chile!

Languages

English

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What people are saying about Cristobal

Bill

5.00

Everything was great- we lucked out and had good snow!

Jono

4.00

Cristobel was a very knowledgeable guide and he provided a good level of encouragement to push me through hard sections of climbing rather than letting me give up. Unfortunately, my original guide for two days of climbing was unable to make it and so I was rebooked for 1 day of climbing with Cristobel. What was upsetting about this was that it was more expensive to complete 1 day of climbing compared to the two days I was originally booked in for. I ended up having to pay more money for half the climbing. I think Explore-Share could improve by having a more consistent price structure for the guides, or at least being clear about why one guide is more expensive.

Don

5.00

Great guide. Picked a well-rounded spot for a new group, with numerous options. Understanding of our lack of time at altitude. Great guy.

Ian

5.00

Excellent day at Portillo with Cristobal. He gave us several options in a planning session the night before. He also communicated well on the day of about current conditions and what we were seeing. We ended up doing a secondary objective due to what we saw in the field.

Eric

5.00

We had a great trip with Cristobal Senoret in torres del paine!  He was very knowledgeable and helpful.  Beautiful backcountry.


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