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Climbing Illampu (6368m)

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Illampu (6368m) is the northern most mountain in the Cordillera Real, and according to indigenous folklore is considered the King of the mountains. Despite being 6356m, which is 200m shorter than Sajama (6549m) the tallest peak in Bolivia, Illampu is one of the hardest climbs - both physically and technically - both in the Sorata massif and in Bolivia. This climb offers steep snow climbing, and spectacular views of the Cordillera Real, Lago Titicaca (3810m), Cordillera Apolobamba and to the east, the dark green mass of the Amazon Basin spreading out to the horizon .