Great Peaks of Bolivia

Huayna Potosi (19,974 ft/6,088m) - Pequeño Alpamayo (17,618 ft/5,370m) - Illimani (21,125 ft/6,439m)


  • Alpine Ascents' expedition provides a fantastically rich experience for the advanced beginner/intermediate climber. The Cordillera Real, is Bolivia's foremost climbing region with eight peaks rising above 6,000m.
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Why Climb With Us?

  • Our familiarity with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge around the world, lend a depth and richness to every expedition that we feel is unrivaled in the guiding community. Read about the Key Elements of our Climb and Success.
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What Climbers Say

  • "It was well-organized, seamlessly integrated. Best guide I have had on any guided trip."-Steve W.   
  • "It was perfect!  A great mix of acclimatization, touring the sites and great climbing. I couldn't have asked for or expected more! " -Steve E.
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Climbing Skill Level

  • Prior climbing experience is required, view our list of prerequisites:
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  • Those who completed our Rainer 3-Day Muir Climb can do a shorter version with added training and attempt Huayna Potosi (19,974 ft/6,088m) Read More

Base Camp and Beyond

  • Detailed logistics have been developed and honed over the last 20 years by our guides and staff. Read More
  • On the heels of our 2013 and 2014 trips, we look to another great season in 2015. Bolivia is perhaps one of our most overlooked trips given the superb climbing.

Schedule and Prices

  • See our schedule for the upcoming season along with current prices and what is included in your expedition costs. Read More
  • Already acclimatized from Huayna Potosi, those interested may extend their trip to attempt Illimani. Read More

Land and People of Tiwanaku

The ancient land of Tiwanaku, located just south of Lake Titicaca (12,500'), was the center of Bolivia's most important pre-Colombian civilization. Fifty percent of Bolivia's descendants are of Amyara and Quecha (pre-Colombian) cultures. You will often hear Aymara and Quecha city residents referred to as "cholos." Today, the Aymara, descendants of the Tiwanaku, raise alpaca and llama while living off potatoes, barley and quinoa, which are grown in the altiplano.