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Bolivia a Climbing Guide

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Once called by European explorers the Himalaya of the New World, Bolivia's mountains issue climbers an enticing invitation. These South American peaks offer the spectrum of mountaineering possibilities, from moderate snow treks a bus ride away from major population centers to extreme technical ascents in distant, lonely ranges.

The only English-language climbing guide available to Bolivia's mountains, this is also the first to cover all four of its ranges. Bolivia: A Climbing Guide includes both traditional and new routes in the Cordilleras Real, Apolobamba, Quimsa Cruz, and Occidentalñand presents detailed approach and route descriptions for 37 peaks. Comprehensive information is provided on how to prepare for your trip, including equipment, climbing season, resources in La Paz, acclimatization, transportation, and supplies.


  • The only climbing guide to Bolivia available in English
  • Includes new and lesser-known routes on the Cordillera Real
  • Author was a highly experienced climbing guide, and a resident of Bolivia

Author: Yossi Brain