ALA IZQUIERDA (LEFT WING) CONDORIRI 5.532 M.

The beautiful wall in the shadows

The Left Wing is located immediately west of the Condoriri (Condor head)

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Tour Summary

Immediately north of the Chiar Khota lagoon rises one of the most spectacular groups of mountains in the entire Cordillera Real, the Condoriri massif, a set of three mountains similar to a Condor.
The most famous of these summits is the central one, popularly known as Condoriri - condor head. The other two are simply called Left Wing and Right Wing.
The Left Wing is a pyramid of snow and ice. It is notoriously overshadowed by the Condoriri.
From base camp it is not possible to appreciate the magnitude of this mountain, but once you are at the base of the wall, you can exclaim "what the hell" and you will see a beautiful 450m wall. from the base.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Left Wing is located immediately to the west of Condoriri, and the Right Wing to the southeast.

The normal route is through the west ridge, but there are more technical and attractive routes in the middle of the wall.

 It is recommended to make a high camp to be 100% to attack this beautiful mountain.

-Did you know that you can combine this climb with other summits in the same area (Condor head, small Alpamayo, Piramide Blanca) remember that we can make  a personalized itinerary for you.

Day 1

We leave La Paz and drive for 2.5hrs to La Rinconada (4530m) where we load our equipment onto donkeys. We then hike for an hour to Laguna Chiar Khota (4620m), our basecamp. We have the choice of sleeping in tents or in the Fisherman’s house, a small mountain refuge at the edge of the lake. Depending on how you feel you can either rest or explore the surrounding area to help with your acclimatisation.

Day 2

After a good breakfast, we pack our equipment and set off on a 3-hour walk, crossing the Chiar khota lagoon, pacing on very rugged terrain between moraine and rock, until we reach the edge of the glacier at 5120m. where we will set up our tents to rest. (The installation of this camp is optional, another way if you are in good physical shape, you can attack the summit of the Left wing this same day from the base camp)

Day 3

If we climb from high camp (5120m.) we start at 4 a.m. after a basic breakfast, if we take the normal route (west ridge) it will take us 3 to 4 hours to reach the summit, if we take the technique route of the south face (the wall) it will take us 5 to 6 hours to reach the summit, descending along the normal route, after returning to our high camp we rest an hour and then continue the descent to the LA RINCONADA, our transportation will be ready to return to the city of La Paz

Bilingual Mountain guide (Spanish- English)

Private transport

Food during the expedition.

Logistics transport equipment (donkeys / mules/porters)

Camping tent (NORTH FACE OR SIMILAR)

Cooking utensils

THERMAREST PLUS ROLL MAT

Dinning tent at base camp

National park tickets

Mountain Equipment/ Helmet,Ice axe,Harness,Gaiters,Ropes,Mountaineering boots.

Please take with you:

Rucksack (35Lts)

Big Rucksack or duffel bag (To be carried by porters or mules)

All season´s sleeping bag

Trekking boots

Waterproof gloves

Winter Underwear

Water proof pants and jacket

Sunscreen

Sunglasses with UV filter

Bottle of water (NALGENE)

Tour details:

Altittude: 5532M./18,149 feets

Days: 3 days, 2 nights

Season: May to September

Activities: Mountaineering

° Difficulty:                                Grade III-/A.D.+ 60°

Location: Cordillera Real/CONDORIRI AREA

Type: Private Tour

Guide: English Speaking

Experience: Medium/ Pro