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Huayna Potosi

Andes. Bolivia. Cordillera Real. Exclusive mountain climbing program of MCS AlexClimb "Climbing Huayna Potosi, 6088 m"

Altitude: 6088 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing

Duration: 3 days
Season: December - April
First climb: Unknown
Program price from:
450 Euro

  • 12.07.23 - 20.07.23mini group, special conditions 850 EURO booking

Exclusive mountain climbing program "Climbing Huayna Potosi Normal route" with MCS AlexClimb Guides

Among the peaks surrounding the capital of Bolivia - La Paz, Huayna Potosi is especially popular because of its availability and altitude high enough to attract the attention of the climbers. Huayna Potosi is one of the most popular and accessible mountains of the Cordillera Real mountain range, to the summit of Huayna Potosi there is about a dozen of climbing routes of different categories of complexity, including the most simple, classic route for the climbing of which you would require only crampons and rope. Huayna Potosi - is a classical object for mountaineering in Bolivia, practically the "visit card" of mountaineering in the country. No matter how experienced you are as a climber, climbing Huayna Potosi will be interesting in any case - either as a pre-acclimatization before climbing higher and more challenging mountains, or as the first mountain in your climbing life, which opens the way to the shining heights yet only beckoning vaguely from the distant future .
Huayna Potosi climbing route is equipped with stationary shelters, where you can comfortably spend the night before climbing the Summit of Huayna Potosi - due to that it is no need to carry large amounts of gear and equipment. Motor access possible almost to the threshold of the first mountain refuge at the foot Huayna Potosi route. This program is recommended for all who wish to try what is the altitude mountaineering and experience all the difficulties and joys of climbing on the beautiful snow-capped peak, to see from a height of more than 6 kilometers how in the southern hemisphere born the new day, and blazing sun disc cuts the horizon, separating it from the blue night veil and how the snow summits of the most beautiful mountains of the World start glowing with the orange fire.
This 3-day program "Mountain climbing in Cordillera Real, Bolivia, climbing Huayna Potosi" was developped for people who have no prior experience in mountain climbing and who want to try themselves at the basic altitude mountain climbing route. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend attending the MCS AlexClimb Course of general physical preparation and  Course of Mountain Technique (basic level) before participating in this program.
The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work.

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb South America Andes climbing schedule (Climbing Huayna Potosi, Bolivia 2023)

Guided ascent of Huayna Potosi (6088 m)
Easy climb, Basic level

Day 1 - Transfer by car from La Pas to Huayna Potosi Base Camo, acclimatization. Overnight in the refuge
Day 2 - Trekking to the Huayna Potosi Camp I 5320 m, overnight in the refuge
Day 3 - Summit day - climbing the Summit of Huayna Potosi (6088 m), descent to the refuge, overnight
Day 4 - Return to La Pas, hotel accommodation

Prices and conditions

The price of the "Climbing Huayna Potosi 2023":

450 Euro* - standart group 5-10 participants
850 Euro* - mini-group 3-4 participants
1900 Euro* - private program for 1-2 participants
Price per person

You have to be ready for:

  • Camping life in the field conditions;
  • Carrying a 5-8 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -10°C on the altitude higher than 4000 m;

Conditions: minimum group 4 participants, the Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, cook services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end, using the
communal basic medical kit, local registering and climbing permits, food for outdoor part of the program.
The price does not include: Bolivian visa charges*, International and domestic flight expenses to and from the point of the beginning of the program (La Pas), obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Group capacity: 12
Guides: 2

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "Andes. Bolivia. Climbing Huayna Potosi" can be read in the Offer section

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Our Principles

AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.