Climb Pequeno Alpamayo, Huayna Potosi and Illimani; a Bolivian epic for the connoisseur
Arriving into the Bolivian city of La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, it is impossible to ignore the imposing white peak of Illimani (6438m) absolutely dominating the skyline. Marking both the highest point and southern extremity of the 120 kilometre-long Cordillera Real, this challenging peak will provide a fitting finale to our thrilling, 3 week, Bolivia Climber expedition. We begin with sightseeing and acclimatisation time in La Paz and beside the world famous Lake Titicaca, with visits to Inca and pre-Inca ruins and to the Isla del Sol, before beginning our 4 day trek to our first objective, the pleasing shaped Pequeno Alpamayo (5370m). This peak provides a techincally interesting snow climb via its long west-south-west ridge. Then, transferring to the basecamp for Huayna Potosi (6094m), we make a 2-day ascent of this popular mountain before returning to La Paz for a welcome day's rest, before setting out to tackle the crowning glory of Bolivian climbing, Illimani. Only suitable for those with some previous mountaineering experience, this is a superb climbing holiday to the Andes, a mountain range that is famous for reliable weather and perfect snow conditions.