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Thu 25 Oct - Mon 05 Nov 2012

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The challenge

  • Summit the majestic peak of Huayna Potosi (6,088m/19,974ft)
  • Push yourself to the limits of endurance on this extreme mountain climb
  • Explore deep into the heartland of the Aymara Indians and the Incas
  • Cross high mountain passes and breath-taking landscapes
  • Visit La Paz, Lake Titicaca and the Island of the Sun

The Cordillera Real in the highlands of western Bolivia is home to more than 600 peaks over 5,000m. This incredible challenge attempts the summit of one of its most imposing giants, the majestic and beautiful Huayna Potosi (6,088m).

Beginning in Bolivia’s stunning mountain capital, La Paz, this adventure takes you deep into the scenic heartland of the Aymara Indians and the Incas, visiting the ancient ruins of Tiahuanaco and exploring the sacred Isla del Sol (island of the sun), revered birthplace of the Inca gods.

Before tackling the tough climb to the mountain’s summit you will also have a chance to enjoy some of the highlights of La Paz, as well as the serene waters of Lake Titicaca, one of the highest navigable lakes on Earth. Striking out across the Condoriri Massif, you then begin the climb to the top of Huayna Potosi, crossing high mountain passes and the breathtaking landscapes of the Ancohuma Valley to the northern edge of the Cordillera Real.

This is an extreme challenge and the climb to the summit itself will push you to the limits of your endurance, as you trek across deep crevasses and moraine glaciers and up beyond the magical 6,000m mark. The rewards though will be worth it, as you gaze out across an Andean landscape of stunning majesty some six kilometers above the sea level.

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