Chachacomani South West Face
- Altitude: 6,100m
- Duration: 4 Days
A new route for Bolivia! This approach to this imposing peak in the middle of the Cordillera Real has only recently been explored in 2010 by our very own guides. It is certainly a challenging route, but we will have the valleys and routes to ourselves, and have the honour of being known as trailblazers. It also has the advantage of being a shorter expedition to the other more common ascent of the peak, being on the west side of the range.
Depart from La Paz towards Lake Titicaca and the town of Copacabana until we reach a detour which takes us through the village of Peñas. Reaching the end of the road, we continue on foot for approx 3 hours until we reach the Jackosin camp (4,650m)
Continuing our approach to the glacier, we reach our high camp on the edge of the ice (5,200m)
Summit of Chachacomani. Crossing a large glacial plain around the base of the Centinela peak, we make our way to the east summit of Chachacomani. Return via the same route to our high camp.
Today we make our way past basecamp and onto the road head, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us to La Paz.
Did you know?
Chachacomani is believed to be named after a local plant.
I was impressed at how professional Bolivian Mountains was, looking at some of the other guides on the route this was in stark contrast! If I manage to get some more time off work I'll use you again to try some of the other peaks.
Chris McFaul, Huayna Potosí April 2005