Mountaineering trips – Ojos del Salado

From fresh lagoons to the highest active volcano on the planet

Straddling the border of Argentina and Chile, Ojos del Salado is a stratovolcano that soars to 6,893 meters. It’s the highest active volcano on the planet, and holds a 100-metre crater lake, likely to be the highest in the world. Visit during the summer months from December to March for prime climbing conditions.


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The Ojos del Salado is spread across the Argentina-Chile border with the peak stretching to 6,893 meters. The highest active volcano in the world, and the second highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, it was first climbed in 1937 by Jan Alfred Szczepański and Justyn Wojsznis, who were members of a Polish expedition. Translated as Eyes of the Salty One, the mountain’s name originates in the huge deposits of salt that appears in its glaciers.



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What’s the weather like?

Summers are characterized by mild temperatures, but it is still rather windy and dry. Even if it seems calm, warm and sunny, the region is infamous for rapid weather changes.




Chilean peso and Argentine peso.

How long should I stay?

Mountain climbing the Ojos del Salado is usually accomplished between 9-15 days. Because it is located in the remote desert of Atacama, there are not many other activities to do. However, if you have more time, then it is possible to drive from the world’s highest active volcano to Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, which is 370 miles away.

Country Codes

+56 in Chile and +54 in Argentina.

Best time to visit

Visit during the summer months from December to March for prime climbing conditions.




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