Peak(s):  Illimani - 21,122 feet
Huayna Potosi - 19,974 feet
Post Date:  07/22/2009
Date Climbed:   05/10/1999
Posted By:  peakmind

 The Great Bolivian Adventure   

Here is a report of my trip to Bolivia to climb Huayna Potosi (19,974 ft) and Illimani (21,122 ft) some years ago.

The Cordillera Real, or Royal Range, of the Bolivian Andes is a very popular area for mountaineers due to easy approaches, high altitudes, and only moderate difficulty. To succeed, we would need to overcome the obvious technical, acclimatization and logistical challenges in addition to gastro-intestinal illnesses, serious sleep deprivation, and the constant threat of having our possessions stolen. And, of course, we'd have to cough up a considerable amount of money.

I hope you enjoy the report


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