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33-day Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and Pissis expedition

Challenge yourself on this 33-day expedition to the highest peaks in South America: Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and Mount Pissis. Pako, an AEGM certified mountain leader will guide you on this unique program.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration33 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

If you are an advanced mountaineer, this expedition to South America’s tallest mountains is a dream come true. Whether you wish to prepare for an 8,000-meter ascent or simply challenge yourself and achieve a personal goal, this program is an excellent opportunity for you.

The program offers you the chance to reach the summits of the 3 highest peaks in South America: Aconcagua (6,962 meters), Nevado Ojos del Salado (6,893 meters) and Mount Pissis (6,793 meters). Aconcagua and Pissis are located in Argentina, while Ojos del Salado is situated in the border with Chile. All of them belong to the Andes.

If you come with me on this expedition, we will spend 33 days exploring this amazing mountain range. The meeting point will be Copiapó, a city in the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile. Please, take a look at the bottom of the page for a detailed description of each day’s activities.

Finally, consider that this expedition is not for everyone. To take part in it, you must have an excellent level of fitness as well as a lot of mountaineering experience.

Do you think this program would suit you? Then get in touch with me by sending your request now and we’ll start organizing this incredible adventure.

Looking for a shorter program? Then I also lead a 2-week trip to Ojos del Salado. Check it out!

Accommodation

Caldera (1 night), Las Grutas (2 nights), Fiambalá (1 night), Mendoza (2 nights), Penitentes (2 nights) and Santiago (1 night).

Meeting point

Copiapó, Chile.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Copiapó - transfer to Caldera - night in hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Laguna Santa Rosa (3,762 meters)

Day 3: Acclimatization ascent to Redondo Colorado (4,180 meters) - transfer to Río Lamas

Day 4: Acclimatization ascent to Cerro Piedra Pómez

Day 5: Transfer to Murray Refuge (4,550 meters)

Day 6: Acclimatization ascent to Mirador de mulas muertas (5,015 meters)

Day 7: Acclimatization ascent to Cerro San Francisco (6,045 meters)

Day 8: Transfer to Atacama Base Camp (5,250 meters)

Day 9: Carry our equipment to Tejos Camp

Day 10: Atacama Base Camp

Day 11: Ojos del Salado Summit

Day 12: Transfer to Las Grutas Refuge (4,100 meters)

Day 13: Las Grutas

Day 14: Transfer to Pissis Base Camp (4,600 meters)

Day 15: Ascent to Camp 1 (5,100 meters)

Day 16: Ascent to Camp 2 (5,600 meters)

Day 17: Pissis Summit - descent to Camp 2

Day 18: Descent to Base Camp - transfer to Fiambalá

Day 19: Transfer to Mendoza

Day 20: Mendoza

Day 21: Transfer to Penitentes

Day 22: Transfer to Horcones - ascent to Confluencia Camp (3,500 meters)

Day 23: Ascent to Plaza de Mulas (4,250 meters)

Day 24: Plaza de Mulas

Day 25: Ascent to Nido de Cóndores (5,550 meters)

Day 26: Aconcagua Summit - descent to Nido de Cóndores

Day 27: Descent to Plaza de Mulas

Day 28: Descent to Horcones - transfer to Penitentes

Day 29: Transfer to Santiago

Day 30 to 32: Extra days in case of bad weather

Day 33: Transfer to the airport


About the guide

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I try to do things differently, I do not like boxes. I have lived in the corporate world, in a caravan, working as an au pair, a frustrated travel photographer and a Spanish teacher in Denmark. Travel backpacking from Spain to Vietnam for a year and travel the length of Chile on my mountain bike.

Always in love with travel, I have been working for the outdoor industry since 2008 traveling the world in more than 30 countries. I love to guide and share my experience and mountaineering skills with other lovers of remote and isolated destinations, far from crowded mountaineering centers. When I'm not working or in the mountains you can find me playing the Spanish guitar sitting on the porch of my house sharing the sunset with my lovely girlfriend.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 12165 each

Group of 2

EUR 7165 each

Group of 3

EUR 6083 each

Group of 4

EUR 5104 each

Group of 5

EUR 5104 each

Group of 6

EUR 5104 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Not included: flights, meals in Caldera, Fiambalá, Mendoza, Penitentes and Santiago, personal insurance, porters.


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