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Ice and rock climbing course in Condoriri National Park


Join Jenaro, IFMGA certified guide, in this 6-day ice and rock climbing course on the Condoriri National Park in the Andes, Bolivia.

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6 Days

Jun - Aug


The Condoriri National Park in the Andes is an unbeatable spot to learn to master ice and rock climbing. And in this 6-day winter course I will take you to the heart of the Condoriri National Park. We will go through snowy mountains and peaks of more than 5,000 m, like the Cabeza del Cóndor and the Pequeño Alpamayo.

To begin with, this course guarantees the best information on the most secure and up to date climbing systems. I designed this course with an extremely practical focus. My goal with this ice and rock climbing course is to combine techniques with tools to develop adaptability to a hostile terrain. Also, the course takes place in a phenomenal natural environment.

First, on Day 1 I will travel with you from La Paz to Tuni and we will walk to the base camp of the Condoriri (4,600 m). Next, from Days 2 to 4, I will teach you different techniques as part of the ice and rock climbing course. Also, practices will be done with real natural obstacles in the base camp. The course includes:

  • organization and management of specific equipment

  • falls and progressions

  • rescue and self-rescue

  • progressions in glaciers and cracks

  • crampons practice in 45 degrees angle

  • route opening techniques

  • piolet stops

  • abseil (rappel)

Finally, Day 6 includes the ascent to either the Pequeño Alpamayo, Ilusión or Tarija. Also, all of these peaks are close to base camp.

While learning, you will also experience amazing frozen glacial lagoons and turquoise waters, and see the salmon trout, the Andean condors and alpacas.

So, ready to develop your ice and rock climbing skills? Contact me for more information on how to experience the Bolivian Cordillera Real and learn the most up-to-date climbing techniques. Already an experienced climber? Check out the Ascent to 'Cabeza de Condor' in Condoriri, Bolivia option.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip


Day 1: Drive to Tuni and walk to the Condoriri base camp

  • Equipment recognition and organization.

Day 2: Course Session 1

  • Instructions on how to manage mountain technical material in a glacier

  • Use of 12 points crampons

  • Use of piolet

  • Trust in mountain equipment

  • Cords and knots

Day 3: Course Session 2

  • Cords management

  • Crampons practice (45 degrees angle)

  • Safety management on ice

  • Climbing practice in top rop (45 and 50 degrees)

Day 4: Course Session 3

  • Glaciers and cracks progression

  • Fall stopping with piolet

  • Falls in cracks, rescue, and self-rescue

  • Polipasto in cracks

Day 5: Course Session 4 and Ascent

  • Revision of techniques

  • Ascent to either Pequeño Alpamayo, Ilusión or Tarija

Day 6: Return to La Paz

  • Q&A about the course

  • Observations

  • Return to La Paz


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I work together with several IFMGA/UIAGM colleagues. So if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues equally certified will guide you.

I began to climb the mountain when I was 15 years old. I was born in Pinaya (3.800 m.a.s.l.), a region located not far away from the top of the base camp of the majestic snow-covered Illimani (6.462 m.a.s.l.). I dedicated most part of my life to climb different ice and Rock Mountains through the Cordillera Real, Cordillera Occidental, and Cordillera de Apolobamba.



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What people are saying about -Jenaro



The overall experience was quite excellent. The guide as well as mountain were fantastic and I had an absolutely incredible time climbing this mountain. Jenaro is an fantastic example of hard working South American who wants best for his people as well as his clients. For example, when we initially met he found out how I was charged almost twice as much for a taxi as I should have been, chased the taxi driver down, and made them give me back my money. He is a very caring and very responsible guide. However, I was somewhat concerned about the overall organization of the trip. First and foremost, Jenaro is not actually the guide who goes up the mountain with you - he runs the organization that provides a guide as well as any gear you may need. In addition, at times the entire outfit seemed quite disorganized. For example, when I arrived to La Paz and let Jenaro know I had arrived he thought I was coming the next day and seemed to need convincing to let me hike the day I wanted to despite multiple back and forth discussions over WhatsApp. There were other small, yet very prominent, cases of of not having clear organization. As said before, Jenaro is a very caring and knowledgeable resource in La Paz however could certainly improve in organization and structuring his business.



Jenaro and Pedro where highly Unmotivated to assist me in ascending Sajama. I had to stop them from changing the program to seeing the Salt Flats and seeing Copacabhana. They wanted me to see that first and then hike by myself there to "acclimatize " when El Alto is higher than those places. They talked about everything in Bolivia except Mount Sajama. They just wanted me to fail. Please do not advertise their services to other climbers on your platform, thanks. -Ishaaq



Jenaro was not my guide for this trip even if I was not aware of it

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