Condoriri

The Condoriri area is a particularly attractive zone to practise climbing. Although the summits are not as high as other peaks, the variety of different terrains encountered and skills needed makes for a very exciting experience. This itinerary also allows for those with less experience on the ice to gradually gain more and more technical knowledge and skill.

Difficulty
5,700m
5 days
Price per person (USD)
Groups of 2 $825
Groups of 3 $750
Groups of 4 $720
Groups of 5+ $675
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Itinerary

DAY ONE

Early departure from La Paz to the Estancia Tuni (4,400m) where the vehicle drops us off. We then have a 3 hour trek to the Chair Khota Lagoon (4,630m), where we will set up our base camp.

DAY TWO

Early departure (5.00am). Our first route is to climb the Pico Tarija (5,300m) beyond which we will continue down then back up to PEQUEÑO ALPAMAYO (5,350m). We then return to base camp.

DAY THREE

Early start to reach the summit of Pico Ilusion (5,350m). It is not a high climb but the approach gives us the the opportunity to practise different skills (eg. glacial traverse) and helps in our preparation for the Cabeza del Condor the following day.

DAY FOUR

A long day to reach the summit of the Cabeza del Condor. The terrain begins on very loose rock until we reach the ice. The ascent starts relatively gently (40-45º) until we enter into a ice canyon where the climb becomes more technical. Once reaching the summit, we return by the same route to our base camp. All in all about 13 hours.

DAY FIVE

Time to break camp and return to Estancia Tuni, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to La Paz.

Equipment

Climbing Kit List

Provided by Bolivian Mountains

  • Tent (2 person, North Face or similar)
  • Thermarest plus roll mat
  • Cooking utensils (stoves, pans, plates, cups etc.)
  • Dining tent at base camps
  • Plastic boots (NB we have a wide selection of sizes. However, if your feet are particularly large or small, please let us know in advance to ensure we keep them aside for you)
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Ice axe
  • Helmets
  • Gaiters
  • Carabinas
  • Ropes

Recommended Personal Climbing Kit List

  • Backpack with waterproof lining (35lts recommended size)
  • Kit bag (or large backpack) for bulk of kit (porters or mules carry)
  • Sleeping bag (ideally 4 season)
  • Walking boots
  • Headtorch with spare batteries
  • Waterproofs – tops and bottoms
  • Gloves with waterproof cover (ski gloves are best)
  • Warm headwear and sun hat/cap
  • Clothes for very cold temperatures (possibly down to -20ºC)
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses with UV protection (essential)
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Camera.

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Difficulty rating

Very demanding. This trip should only be taken on by people who have a high level of fitness.
Whilst you'll receive the necessary training and instruction for the majority of our trips, this route requires some experience.