ILLAMPU MOUNTAIN (6.369M.)
Climbing: Médium Difficulty. For experienced climbers.
Big, high and complicated, Illampu boasts the hardest normal route of any of the 6.000m. Peaks in Bolivia. This makes any climb on the mountain serious, there is no easy way off and the hardest routes yet climbed in Bolivia have been done on the mountain.
The grandiose Cordillera Real or Royal Range begins with the majestic. Mt. Illampu (6.368 m.), among the most important peaks of the Illampu group are: ILLAMPU I (6.369 m.), ILLAMPU II (6.344 m.), ILLAMPU III (6.060 m.), ILLAMPU IV (6.070 m), ILLAMPU Gorro de Hielo (6.060 m.), AGUJA YACUMA (6.072 m.), PICO YACUMA (6.062 m.).
Illampu is difficult, including its normal route. This mountain impresses and intimidates us because of its stateliness. Sometimes, our wishes are just kept in the bag because its access is complex and difficult; therefore this requires a careful logistics and a lot of experience in climbers.
Come with us to learn the great history of this Andean giant in the very place of the events
Day 01: Departure from La Paz city and trip with exclusive vehicle transport to Sorata (2.700 m.). After lunch trip by 4X4 WD from Sorata to Ancohuma village (4.040m.) night camping.
Day 02: Ascent to the base camp Aguas Calientes (4.600 m.).
Day 03: Ascent to the high camp I (5.500 mts.).
Day 04: Ascent to the high camp II (5.600 mts.),night camp.
Day 05: Ascent to the summit of Mt. Illampu (6.368 mts.), back to the high camp.
Day 06: Descent to the base camp Aguas Calientes and with assistance of pack animals to the village of Ancohuma, night camping.
Day 07: Departure by vehicle transport and return to La Paz city arrival to your hotel end of our services.
The difficulty level of Illampu (6.368 m.a.s.l), in technical words is not difficult, but it requires a good acclimatizing and good shape.
An IUAGM international mountain guide who also belongs to the High Mountain Guides Association of Bolivia. AGMT. Assistant guides are instructed by ENSA France School – Chamonix.
We count with experienced porters who carry the collective heavy equipment, food, tents, from de base to the high camp.
The mountaineers should carry their personal equipment.
We have tents an igloo style for two person (European fashion for high mountain tent, mattress).North face and Mountain Hardware tents.
The high mountain security gear is included (rope, stakes, ice screws, etc.).
TECHNICS OF ASCENT
By the normal route is the following.: The difference of level is: 838 m. Technical difficulty: Half easy Inclination: 40 to 50 grades.
Our experienced cook provides three meals a day during the expedition. We have two kind of food vegetarian and no vegetarian. Dried fruit or energetic bars are recommended.