We'll pick you up from your hotel or hostel in La Paz between 8:00-8:30am and head to go try on the equipment you will need during the climb: climbing boots, mountain jacket, and pants. Once you have the suitable supplies, we'll depart en route towards the pristine Cordillera Real mountain range. It will take us about two hours to arrive at Huayna Potosí 15 miles north of La Paz and the Zongo Pass, to the refuge that will serve as our base camp.
After lunch, it'll be practice time as we embark on the lower glacier so that the guide can give you an introductory lesson on general mountain safety and how to use the equipment, such as techniques for climbing with crampons and how to fall with an ice axe. The afternoon will be dedicated to climbing lessons, which will also allow for some time for acclimatization.