Bolivian Mountain Guide is proud to have some of the best guides and instructors in the country. As such, we can offer mountaineering courses for any level of experience and time scale. Below is an example of the type of courses we have done in the past. If you are a group interested in having a slightly more formal training while facing some beautiful Andean peaks, or a person who wants to learn new skills, you should contact us to discuss your options and establish an itinerary that suits your needs.
Day 1.- Leaving La Paz by vehicle, we will go to the road that leads to the Condoriri Valley. Upon meeting with us, there will be a team of mules to help us take our team along the 2-hour trip to Lake Chiar Khota, where we will establish our base camp.
Day 2.- We will spend the morning getting acquainted with the climbing team at the base camp. We will cover basic techniques such as working with ropes, common knots and different rescue systems. In the afternoon, we will walk to the Mirador peak, as a form of acclimatization.
Day 3.- Ascent to the pyramidal peak. During this ascent, we will implement the following skills.
• Work with ropes and how to travel safely through the glacier.
• Different uses for the ice ax.
• The correct way to walk and climb with crampons.
• Preparation of anchor points on the ice (using ice screws).
• Static and dynamic assurance of its partners.
Day 4.- Additional practice on the glacier. In addition to practicing the skills learned the previous day, we will also introduce new more advanced techniques:
• More advanced uses of the ice ax (anchors, as a rescue tool, etc.)
• Crack rescue techniques.
• Screw recovery of anchor points.
• Rappelling practice.
Day 5.- Small Alpamayo Summit. Starting early from the base camp, we put into practice all our skills to reach the peak of this beautiful peak. Each person will rotate between leading the route, while always being under the supervision of their instructors. After reaching the summit (5,350 m), we return to the base camp.
Day 6.- Final practice of skills in the base camp. Today we will cover the different techniques involved in transporting injured people from the mountain, including making a stretcher with its rope and the different ways of transporting a person. After lunch, we will go to the camp, return to the vehicle and return to La Paz.