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Bolivian Mountain Guides – AUSTRIA PEAK, HUAYNA POTOSI.

Marc says:

Bolivian Mountain Guides

I spent a day climbing Pico Austria (four days ago as aclimatization) with my wife (who had no prior mountaineering/trekking experience) and Eduardo, the founder of Bolivian Mountain Guides. It was an amazing experience, also and especially for her. She felt very safe and encouraged by him. He responds as quickly as you can want it on whatsapp! We asked him one day and were on the Peak on the next. He organized everything from extra equipment (because we were travelling light and did not have much with us in La paz) to a great and WARM (!) lunch (oh, and breakfast as well before starting to trek) on the mountain top. He is ultra experienced, has done almost every peak you come across in the Cordillera Real. He is a funny guy to hang out with. He emphasized that being in the mountain with all its seriousness and danger is also about having fun and enjoying the beauty. We definitely sensed this mindset throughout our day. And i dont take that for granted. There are other guides who make you feel quite bad! Some of you might know that. He does not rush you (like many other guides), he always puts safety first and he is flexible to whatever wishes you might have or what the weather might do. Oh, and also he takes many (as he calls them) „surprise fotos“, which turn out to be very good and sends them to you after the day. Because of all of the above I booked him again two days later for a 2-day ascent of Huayna Potosi which I just got back from. A tough ascent that should not be underestimated. But with Eduardo it was an amazing experience….he verbally pushed me up the last 300 vertical meters!! And throughout the whole expedition he stayed calm and relaxed. To me personally that was a key feature because many other clients (especially from other guides) were nervous and anxious which was not always met with a professional sympathy by other guides.

I would definitely recommend Eduardo and his company as he puts a high standard on his employees and is suitable for all levels of alpine and trekking routes.

To be honest, I am already looking forward to the next trip to Bolivia and i will definitely contact him for guiding me up some more of these beautiful peaks!!

An alle Deutschen: wirklich wahrscheinlich einer der besten Bergführer in La paz. Geld ist gut investiert und er verlangt auch nicht außergewöhnlich viel. Sein Englisch ist okay…aber er freut sich, wenn man zumindest etwas Spanisch kann. Dann spricht er auch extra langsam und lacht viel mit (und auch manchmal über) einen.

Definitiv empfehlenswert (siehe detaillierte englische Bewertung).

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ACOTANGO, Bolivian Mountain Guides.

Start a short acclimatization for the Chacaltaya mountain and the visit to the Condoriri area, arriving at the Pico Austria Summit.
Finally the trip to the Sajama National Park, visiting the surroundings of the town of Sajama.
Start a short acclimatization for the Chacaltaya mountain and the visit to the Condoriri area, arriving at the Pico Austria Summit.Finally the trip to the Sajama National Park, visiting the surroundings of the town of Sajama.

The next day a vehicle approach to the top of the Acotango mountain, in our ascent we found many penitents which made our ascension difficult.

Much higher the conditions were better, after 4 hours we arrived at the Summit. Our return was largely the same route but the final part had to change it avoiding entering the area of the penitents.

A nice climb with success. Richard at the Acotango Summit.

Richard van der Wal says:
I climbed Pico Austria and mount Acotango with BMG a little over a week ago. I am 51, in good shape, but have very little experience when it comes to hiking and climbing, especially at these heigths. Thanks to Eduardo, owner of BMG who accompanied me on these trips, I succeeded in reaching both summits!
Eduardo is very knowledgeable, reliable and pleasant. He was even so kind to pick me up from El Alto Airport at 1.30 AM, so I didn’t have to spend the night there! He also arranged for additional equipment at no extra cost in order to climb mount Acotango.
Based on my experiences I highly recommend BMG/Eduardo!

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Derek says:

Great thanks to the awesome: www.bolivianmountainguides.com.  I was very happy and impressed with their service and professionalism.

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