Huayna Potosi

Photo of Huayna Potosi

Photo by Edilson V. Benvenutti

Details

Elevation (feet): 19996
Elevation (meters): 6094
Continent: South America
Country: Bolivia
Range/Region: Andes
Range/Region: Bolivian Andes
Latitude: -16.2667
Longitude: -68.1833
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1919
First successful climber(s): German expedition
Nearest major airport: La Paz, Bolivia
Convenient Center: La Paz, Bolivia

Description

Huayna Potosi is the closest high mountain to La Paz, a city which is surrounded by high mountains, and itself is the highest capital city in the world. Huayna Potosi is roughly fifteen miles due north of the city, which makes this mountain the most popular climb in Bolivia. The normal ascent route is a fairly straightforward glacier climb, with some crevasses and a steep climb to the summit.

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