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Climbing Illimani (6439m)

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Illimani is both the highest and the southern most peak in the Cordillera Real. Visible from most of La Paz, Illimani is an imposing sight and perhaps the most important landmark in the city. According to local legend it is the Queen or Mother of the mountain range. Illimani has five peaks in total; three of them over 6,000m. It is a fairly demanding climb and is a true classic. It’s well worth the effort for the views of La Paz and the Cordillera Real, and for the chance to summit Bolivia’s second highest peak.