Climbing Huayna Potosí 6088m is Bolivia ’s most popular major peak in the Cordillera Real. Located at just 25 km from the city of La Paz, Huayna Potosi is known for its ease of access and imposing beauty as well as the fact that it is 88 meters over the magic 6000 meter figure. Huayna Potosi can be climbed by beginners with a competent guide and technical equipment. Beginners yes, but fit beginners; it’s quite steep toward the end and it’s a tough climb, but well worth the effort!
Our three day itinerary includes an afternoon of basic mountaineering instruction and a night of acclimatization at the 4700 meter base camp level, both of which increase your chance of summit success to climb Huayna Potosi 6088m.
This climb is for all the people who would like to climb over 6000 meter without high knowledge mountaineering techniques.
Climbing Huayna Potosi is physically demanding, as the high altitude.
For that reason is recommended for who will climb it. Has a good fitness and acclimatization, becasuse it will make the climb easier and more enjoyable.
Weather Conditions to climb Huayna Potosí
As its high altitude, it is constantly cold all year round, with temperatures dropping below 0 degrees celsius. Most of the time is around – 10 degrees during the climb.
For that reason is recomended to climb with suitable equipment.
Best season to climb Huayna Potosí
The best season to climb Huayna potosí is between May and November, as this is the dry season in Bolivia, and will ensure optimal climbing conditions.
As it is a mountain with a higher demand, it is climbed all year round. including the rainy season (choosing the best days to climb).
Obviously, the success rate is less in the rainy season. Because the climb is more hader with layers of fresh snow and sometimes with bad weather condition can not be Summited.
Huayna Potosí – Climbing Route
Most of the people climb the Normal Route (the north Summit 6088m.) for its ease of Access and. Ascend and descend is on same route.
From high camp to Summit, the ascend usually lasts between 5 – 6 hours and descend from Summit to high camp between 2 – 3 hours.
Huayna Potosi `s Normal Route 3 day version
Day 1.- an afternoon practice in basic mountaineering techniques on the glacier of Huayna Potosi.
Day 2.- ascent to high camp.
Day 3.- summit attempt and retun to La Paz City.