Bolivian High Altitude Mountaineering Course
with Illimani 21,122 ft. Expedition Extension
13 days / 12 nights / Cost: $3,895.00.
Illimani Climb Option Extension: 4 days / 3 nights / Cost: $950.00
Lake Titicaca Pre-Climb Acclimatization Option: 3 Day / 3 nights / Cost: Call for a quote
Our Bolivia Expedition & High Altitude Mountaineering course is designed to give you the skills to climb high altitude peaks and prepare you for climbing on technical terrain at these altitudes. We will be instructing and reviewing the following climbing techniques: glacier travel, ice/snow climbing techniques, crevasse rescue, multi-pitch climbing, snow climbing, short roping, ice/snow anchors, belay techniques, rappelling, glacier navigation, route finding, and decision making. Additional topics to be covered or experienced: proper acclimatization, pace, knowing when to turn back, weather considerations, alpine starts, mountain medicine, judgment, and hazard evaluation. During the Bolivia Expedition, we will attempt 2-3 peaks between 18,000 ft. And 20,000 ft. in the Bolivian Andes depending on local conditions, group skill level, and as our time allows. Options to be attempted: Pequeno Alpamayo, Condorri, Other peaks, and climbs substituted due to climbing conditions. An excellent pre-course for the Illimani (21,122 ft.) Bolivia Expedition Extention this is an excellent introduction to climbing in the Bolivian Andes with ascents of peaks over 18,000 ft., all the while learning advanced climbing techniques and how to be safe at higher altitudes. Join your personal experienced Senior SWS Mountain guides on an ecologically sound “real” climbing expedition designed by climbers for climbers!
Departure City: La Paz, Bolivia
Group Size: 6 Climbers with 2 guides
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:3
Climbing Experience: Excellent Physical Condition with basic mountaineering skills including ice ax and crampon use.
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