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  Cerro Charkini, Parinacota, & Sajama

17,691ft/ 5,394m; 20,767ft/ 6,330m; & 21,549ft/ 6,549m


Latest News: Mountain Madness Sajama 2004 Expedition - Dispatch 1 and Mountain Madness Sajama 2004 Expedition - Dispatch 2

Extinct, snowcapped volcanoes that rise above the barren, sparsely populated altiplano dominate this range. Here lies Boliviaís highest peak and a multitude of other accessible technically straightforward climbs over 20,000 feet. If you are looking to get over the 20,000-foot barrier this is the place to do it! Amidst this desolate moonscape hotsprings bubble up offering a reward for climbers of a relaxing soak after some fantastic climbing!

After our group arrives in La Paz we enjoy several excursions that will contribute to the acclimatization process. We begin with a visit to one of Boliviaís most significant archeological sites, the Tiwanaka ruins, an ancient city that offers an excellent example of this pre-Inca culture. On the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca we visit Inca sites where we marvel at the local peopleís traditional way of life that indeed resembles that of their Inca ancestors of more than four hundred past.

Once our group is acclimatized we climb Parinacota, one of Los Gemelos, or the Twins. This peak has been likened to Ecuadorís Cotopaxi with its perfect cone shape. We ascend from the Twinís saddle over easy slopes. Then itís off to Sajama! After establishing two camps we ascend the mountainís normal route up straightforward slopes with occasional steeper sections to make things interesting. From the summit incredible views of the Atacama Desert to the south and even more volcanoes await the climbers.

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