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SERVICES ANDES EXPEDICIONES

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MT 04: THE MAGNIFICENT MOUNT ILLIMANI (4 days)
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    Illimani

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    Base camp

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    Illimani

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THE MAGNIFICENT MOUNT ILLIMANI (6.462 Mts. above sea level)
MEDIUM DIFFICULTY OF HIGH MOUNTAIN

The grandiose Mt. Illimani, locate 72 km. from La Paz, is with no doubt one of the greatest snow – covered mountains on earth.
The magnificent Illimani possesses five peaks: the Southern peak (6.462 Mts. above sea level) which has the highest elevation, the Central peak (6.360 Mts. above sea level), the Northern or Paris peak (6.043 Mts. above sea level), Indian peak (6.287 Mts. above sea level), and the Laika Khollu peak (6.159 Mts. above sea level), the oldest report  of the ascent of Illimani  comes from an Italian
English expedition, the leaders were William Conway and Maquigmaz Gef.

SCHEDULE:

 

DAY 01: Departure from La Paz by 4x4 car or bus land cruiser for about 3 hours, on the village of UNA (3.800 Mts. above sea level), ascent for 2 ½ hours with animal transport to the Puente Roto base camp (4.500 Mts. above sea level), overnight camping

 

DAY 02: Ascent to the high camp, “Nido de Cóndores” (5.500 Mts), it is a hard rock climbing the rout with assistance of high altitude porters, need 6 hours, and overnight camping

 

DAY 03: Climb Mt. Illimani is South peak (6.462 Mts. above sea level), its a medium difficult Ascent. Different kinds of terrain like ice and rocks. Beginning at 3 a.m., arriving approximated in 8 or 9 hours. After the summit  return to high  camp, or to  base camp, need  12 hours, overnight camping

 

DAY  04: Descent to base camp for 2 hours walk to Pinaya village. From there with Vehicle transport drive to La Paz for 3 hours, arrive at your hotel... end of our services.

 

NOTE:  It is recommended a  local guides from La Paz, check information of experimented guides. If you are going without any agency, communicate the authorities.DURATION: 04 Days – 3 NightsSEASON: April – October.     GROUP: Min. 2 – 12 – 16  pax

DURATION:    04 Days – 3 Nights

SEASON:        April – October.     GROUP:         Min. 2 – 12 – 16  pax 

 

ORGANISED  CLIMBING  TOURS  COST  INCLUDED:

 

- Exclusive transport 4X4 Toyota round trip,specialised Mountains Guide,collective technical equipment two person, tent,Cook and an assistant person, there Meals during the day (Full board pension)Full kitchen, equipment. Cook and assistant,pack animals, mules maximum load capacity per animal 40 kg, high Altitude porters, support logistical material, radio communications.

 

NOT INCLUDED

 

- Personal equipment and climbing material, extra expenses out mentioned, tip, etc.

 

VERY IMPORTANT

 

We strongly advice you to be fully equipped before you start any expedition. Members of the high mountain expedition must have the following complete personal climbing equipment:

- Rucksack  70 Lt. ,climbing plastic boots, crampons, ice axe  / ice pick, harness, a pair of waterproof gaiters, a pair of prusicks, sleeping bag able to withstand temperature – 20oC , respective mat and insulated pad, rain and down feather jacket / gorotex, wind jacket, snow sticks, good snows pants, good cold protective gloves and scarves, good cold protective socks, sun and snow glasses with side protection, sun and cold protective caps, sun and cold protective creams, head lamp with new batteries, personal first aid kit, individual water bottles, a small notebook.

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