It’s something a bit different from what I propose here as it really is for lovers of the sport. For those who want thrills and new opportunities are great, and accessible to each according to his level.
The ascent of the high peaks, volcanoes, walking on glaciers with crampons, strong memories await. Do not load, your equipment will be provided on site.
Among these mountains, some are named in the mythical world of mountaineering; the most famous await you in the famous Cordillera Blanca in Peru and the Cordillera Real in Bolivia. Many options are available and appropriate for each level.
Below are some examples of climbing. There are many others.
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The volcano of Sajama (6542 m) is located in the department of Oruro and the Cordillera Occidental. It is the highest peak in Bolivia, the second highest volcano in the world with 6548 mts.
The village of the same name is the starting point of the climb that requires good stamina in very high altitude. (4 days)
Huayna Potosi (Bolivia)
Huayna Potosi massif is the “real” 6000 (with ice!), the most accessible of Bolivia. Less than an hour from La Paz, you reach a comfortable retreat situated down the mountain. The classical pathway has no particular technical difficulties. We will focus on the way down to a few cracks. Quite crowded from April to September, the traditional way is almost to the trace from the refuge. Physical fitness and good acclimatization ensure the success of the climb.?
Ancohuma and Illampu (Bolivia)
At the northwest end of the Royal Cordillera stand two of its most impressive peaks: Ancohuma and Illampu, forming a massive complex of more than thirty peaks above 5000 meters. The Ancohuma has long been estimated at over 7000 meters, making it the roof of the Andes. Although it has since been measured at 6427 m, this makes it still one of the highest peaks in Bolivia. As for Illampu and 6380 m, is nothing less than the hardest of the very highest peaks in Bolivia.
Cordillera Blanca (Peru)
It is the tropical mountain range highest in the world and the Peruvian capital of mountaineering. It brings together 663 glaciers, like the Huascaran (6768 m), Huandoy (6395 meters) and Alpamayo (5947 meters), inside the Huascaran National Park. It offers good accessibility, a suitable climate and proximity to villages with services of guides, porters, and relief.
Cordillera Huayhuash (Peru)
It includes a dozen peaks marked difficulty by the frequency of avalanches and cornice, as Yerupajá (6634 meters), Petit Yerupajá (6121 meters), the Jirishanca (6094 meters) and the Grand Siula (6344 meters). The approach of these peaks is performed by several points, the busiest part of the village of Llamac at Chiquián (3200 m), which is in turn supported the last place to stock up.
Volcanic Cordillera (Peru)
Chain of peaks and volcanoes of over 50 km long around the city of Arequipa. The highest climbed peaks are the Misti (5825 meters), Chachani (6075 meters), the Pichu-Pichu (5664 meters).
Cordillera de Vilcabamba (Peru)
Located between the Urubamba and Apurimac, it extends approximately 100 Km. Peaks Salkantay and Huamantay it off at over 6000 meters. Its geography is steep cut through beautiful canyons and the National Shrine of Ampay, refuge of a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The Licancabur (5916m) is one of the most beautiful mountains in the south Lipez and overlooks the Laguna Verde and Blanca. Because of strong winds that blow in the afternoon, his ascension starts early in order to come down before the rising winds. The climb can be a little exhausting because it takes stones throughout and the only problem is the altitude.
Uturuncu volcano (Bolivia)
The Uturuncu (6030m) is also a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in South Lipez. His rise is one of the easiest in the world for 6000 m. The Bolivian part of Uturuncu is located in the national reserve, Park Eduardo Avaroa. Like other volcanoes in the region to rise is in large part on stones and the difficulties encountered may be the climate and altitude. The view and scenery from the top are without comparison and worth the detour. I recommend it for acclimatization to heights greater.
Parinacota volcano (Bolivia)
Better known as the Payachatas (twins in Aymara) Parinacota (6330m) and Pomerat (6222m) is located across from each other and are located in Sajama National Park on the Chilean border. Parinacota is a stratovolcano, whose ascent is fairly easy with a long climb aloft on a gentle slope. The view once the top is of course absolutely stunning.