Illimani Mountain

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Illimani Mountain La Paz Reviews

dan2012 dan2012
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Illimani Mountain May 13, 2011
Are you a very experienced climber? Illimani has killed more climbers than any other mountian in Bolivia and has alot for dangers. There are lots of crevices and it is very icey (if your a climber youll understand why this is bad). Having said thta it isnt considered an extremely difficult mountain but its not for a novice. You can find good guides etc by looking around in La Paz - there are plenty of agencies. You will need to have acclitised very well for this climb. It takes about 3 days. You ask about equipment - if you dont have anything of your own then im guessing your not experienced and shouldnt attempt this. Equipment can be hired in La Paz through agencies if you just need certain things.

If you want a higher mountain to climb and are not experienced then Sajama is the highest in Bolivia (6542M) and is not technically difficult. It take 3 days to reach the summit and is maily a 45 degree ascent on compacted snow.Again acclimitising is the key to success for this mountain.You will find guides for this very easily and they are also availble in the park ranger office in Sajama village.
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