a VirtualTourist member from Fairfax
Hello, my friend and I will be in Bolivia until September, and we were wondering if anyone out there is willing to team up with us to climb Huayna Potosi (6100m) and Illimani (6400m). I have climbed Huayna Potosi before, and while it was tough, anyone in good shape should be able to do it. Prices are much lower for larger groups, and the agency provides more guides as well. More guides means more chances to summit, as anyone who drops out due to altitude sickness or exhaustion needs a guide to take them back down the mountain. The rates for a single person are160, but a group of three or more means the rates drop to130 for a three day trip. This includes equipement rental, all you need is your sleeping bag and clothes.
What date in Sept are you leaving? My husband and I get in late Sept. and that sounds like it would be fun.