WWF Escape to the Andes

We visited the Andean school which was built by World Expeditions and presented the children with books, pens, pencils etc which some of us had brought from Australia. The extra weight was worthwhile when we saw the expressions on the children’s faces. I could never imagine children in Australia smiling so broadly at being given an exercise book and pen!

Jean Hampson | Queensland, Australia

Summits of Bolivia

The towering white peaks of the Cordillera Real provide a majestic backdrop above the vast Bolivian altiplano. A spectacular alpine region ideally suited to the trekker who relishes the opportunity to undertake a series of lightweight alpine style ascents in spectacular Condoriri before attempting Huayna Potosi (6088m) and Bolivia's highest peak, Illimani (6462m). To ensure sound acclimatisation we spend time in La Paz and the ‘Island of the Sun’ on Lake Titicaca before heading to the snow capped Cordillera Real, where we undertake 2 days of instruction with our experienced guides to prepare for the ascents. The climbs involve some technical sections and an excellent fitness level is necessary to ensure your summit ambitions.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join La Paz
DAY 2 City tour in La Paz and preparation
DAY 3 To Copacabana, transfer to Island of the Sun
DAY 4 Hike the spine of the Island of the Sun and onto Copacabana
DAY 5 Transfer to Condoriri, walk to base camp
DAYS 6/7 Instruction and practice climbing technique
DAYS 8/9 Ascend Alpamayo Pequeno(5379m) and right wing of the Condor(5630m) DAS 10/12 Trek over 2 passes and climb Huayna Potosi (6088m)
DAY 13 Rest day in La Paz
DAYS 14/17 Ascend Illimani (6462m) and return to La Paz
DAY 18 Contingency day
DAY 19 In La Paz, trip concludes

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Trip Code: SOB
Trip Grading: Intermediate Mtn Expedition
Intermediate Mtn Expedition

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Duration:  19 days
Activities:  Mountaineering Trekking
Next Trip:  21 July 2014
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price: $4,390.00 NZD

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Fred Hollows Foundation
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The Himalayan Trust UK