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Stories: Bolivia – Pequeño Alpamayo, Huayna Potosi, Illimani

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Climbing Culture in Bolivia Runs Deep

On the edge of the Central Andes mountains, Bolivia boasts a rich tapestry of climbing history and culture with deep roots in the country’s rugged terrain and indigenous heritage. Climbing in Bolivia traces its origins back centuries, intertwined with the traditions of indigenous communities who traversed the Andean mountains for trade, communication, and spiritual purposes.
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Master mountaineering on Pequeño Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi with the help of professional mountain guides. Extend your adventure to scale the majestic Illimani. Unforgettable mountaineering experiences await in Bolivia.

Exploring Bolivia: A Unique and Ideal Intermediate Mountaineering Destination

Bolivia is the intermediate mountaineer’s hidden gem, offering a unique blend of adventure, challenge, and cultural richness. Nestled in the Southern Andes, Bolivia’s diverse landscapes and towering peaks make it an ideal destination for growing climbers seeking to expand their skills on Pequeño Alpamayo (17,482’/5,329m), Huayna Potosi (19,975’/6,088m), and Illimani (21,125′/6439m).
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Private Bolivia Expedition Updates

Read Private Bolivia expedition updates from Guide Mike Pond as they summit peak after peak in Bolivia!
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Master mountaineering on Pequeño Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi with the help of professional mountain guides. Extend your adventure to scale the majestic Illimani. Unforgettable mountaineering experiences await in Bolivia.

Trip Recap: Pequeño Alpamayo

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Updates from Bolivia

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7 Reasons You Should Climb in Bolivia

Written by Mike Pond This summer, an Alpenglow team of four led by guides Gaspar Navarrete, Mike Pond, and Isaac Laredo climbed Pequeño Alpamayo, Huayna Potosi and Illimani in Bolivia….
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Three Summits in Bolivia

YESTERDAY WAS A BIG DAY FOR OUR BOLIVIA EXPEDITION- THE TEAM SUMMITED ILLIMANI AT 7:30AM. We love starting off a post with “CUMBRE!!!” The team has achieved the third successful…
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Update from Bolivia

Pico Austria & Glacier School With the team so deep in the mountains, we get satellite text updates every day. Unfortunately for us here at home we don’t get to…
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Back to Bolivia!

Alpenglow Expeditions is back in Bolivia for our annual expedition to climb three different peaks. Every year we head down to the landlocked country to explore it’s incredibly deep culture and of course…
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Bolivia Expedition Updates

Pictured climbing is lead guide, Gaspar Navarrete, before the team summited Pequeño Alpamayo (17,482′ / 5329m). Like its famous taller neighbors in Peru, Pequeño’s face is technical yet reasonable. The…
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