Ascent to Ojos del Salado Volcano 6893m

Do you want to climb the highest volcano in the world? Indio, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will lead you on this fantastic adventure with amazing views.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

10 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    Join me in the ascent of Ojos del Salado volcano, in the border of Chile and Argentina!

    The area is surrounded by many high mountains. But the Ojos del Salado is the most outstanding. It has therefore several awards. It’s the world’s highest volcano, the second peak in the Americas, the highest mountain in the Chilean Andes and the second in the Argentine Andes after the Aconcagua (6959 m). A great adventure with a particular scenario!

    We can start the trip either from Copiapo (Chile) or Catamarca (Argentina).

    On the acclimatization days, we can hike or ascend other summits in the area. Some options are Laguna Verde, Mulas Muertas or San Francisco. Everything depends on our adaptation and climate.

    Does this mountain trip in the Andes sound interesting? Then contact me and let’s climb Ojos del Salado together!

    Please note that I won´t be guiding Ojos del Salado in 2018-2019. 

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Start

      From Copiapo, Chile or Catamarca, Argentina, to Laguna Verde.

    • Day 2 to 4and Day 3 and 4 - Laguna Verde

      Acclimatization in Laguna Verde.

    • Day 5Laguna Verde - Atacama refuge

      Hike to Atacama refuge.

    • Day 6Atacama refuge

      Acclimatization in Atacama refuge.

    • Day 7Tejo refuge and return

      Hike from Atacama refuge to Tejo refuge, and return to Atacama refuge.

    • Day 8Tejo refuge

      Hike to Tejo refuge to stay there.

    • Day 9Summit

      From Tejo refuge, ascent to the summit. Then return to Atacama refuge or Laguna Verde.

    • Day 10Return

      Return from Atacama refuge or Laguna Verde to Copiapo.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    We will start from Copiapo, Chile, or Catamarca, Argentina.

    Accommodation

    We will camp.

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    Technical equipment included: helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe.

    Lodging in Copiapo or Catamarca after the expedition is not included.

    Personal equipment suggested to bring:

    - Upper body: 2 thin long sleeve polypropylene t-shirts, 1 polypropylene Short Sleeve t-shirt, 1 thin polar jacket (second layer), 1 polar jacket (second layer), 1 Gore-Tex jacket, 1 feather jacket.

    - Hands: 1 thin polypropylene pair of gloves (first layer), 1 pair of polar windstopper gloves, 1 pair of Gore-Tex gloves.

    - Head: sun hat, wool or fleece hat, buff.

    - Lower body: 1 polypropylene leg fit (first layer), 1 windstopper pair of trekking pants (second layer), 1 windproof pair of Gore-Tex (or similar) trousers.

    - Feet: 1 pair of leggings, 1 pairs of thin polypropylene socks (first layer), 2 pairs of polypropylene socks (second layer), 2 pairs of synthetic trekking socks, 1 pair of trekking shoes, 1 pair of sandals, 1 pair of mountain double boots.

    - Equipment: adjustable trekking poles (telescopic), ice ax (ca. 60-70 cm), semi automatic crampons, backpack (70-80 liters), feather or synthetic sleeping bag (at least -15 °C), insulating blanket (thick foam or inflatable), waist harness, locking carabiner and descender.

    - Personal: 2 pairs of sunglasses (one as spare), sunscreen (SPF 50), lip sun protection (SPF 30), moisturizing skin cream, bottle of water of at least 900 cc with thermal lining, front lamp (with spare batteries), sailor bag with padlock.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.

    I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new froutes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains.

    One of my biggest achievments was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. Including this ascent, I have climbed Cerro Torre three times and Fitz Roy four times.

    I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province.

    I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.

    Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering.Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Indio Treu

     

    Indio is an awesome guide and all around great guy. The trip up Aguja Guillaumet is absolutely amazing, we took the Comensana-Fonrouge route cause the Amy coluoir was in bad condition. Indio found a two day window of good weather for the climb. He also spent a day climbing in town to go over \"systems\" and gauge my ability. A great trip I will never forget. Can\'t say enough good things about Indio!
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    Brian Banta
    Our trip with Indio over the Ice Cap was fantastic. At the pre-departure meeting, Indio showed us several variations which helped us make decisions that allowed us to work out a way to still participate (I had an injury, therefore a low fitness level).Indio showed great patience; he adjusted the pace accordingly and his experience was evident over the course of a week. The weather was kind and allowed us outstanding views on the Glacier and from the many various high points along the way. We particularly enjoyed the rock scrambling and dodging the many crevasses! Our group was good humoured and worked well as a team; my partner and I felt we were with a group of friends, rather than a private guided trip. I\'d recommend Indio for anyone considering this type of adventure.
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    Lisa McCarthy & Mark Dabbs
    Beautiful moment shared. First summit in the Fitzroy line. Magical and fascinating place. We climbed through the route Amy for the summit Guillaumet. Indio is the perfect, Professional and passionate, he\'s a perfect guide to do quality with security. Next time, we plan to clim both pics: Cerro Torres and Fitzroy. Enjoy seb
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    Sébastien
    Beautiful experience, profesional guiding, excellent group, perfect climate, what else do you need. Thanks to Indio for his professional skills has Guide and thanks to Explore&Hare for the service and this unforgettable opportunity. Fred
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