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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.

Private

Andes

10 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec


Description

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. 

Prices per person

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Start

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

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

Acclimatization in Laguna Verde.

Day 5: Laguna Verde - Atacama refuge

Hike to Atacama refuge.

Day 6: Atacama refuge

Acclimatization in Atacama refuge.

Day 7: Tejo refuge and return

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

Day 8: Tejo refuge

Hike to Tejo refuge to stay there.

Day 9: Summit

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

Day 10: Return

Return from Atacama refuge or Laguna Verde to Copiapo.

 

Details

Accommodation

We will camp.

More info

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.

Meeting point

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

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 routes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains. I climbed Mount Fitz Roy five times and Mount Torre three times. All of them through different routes and some of them opening a new one.

One of my biggest achievements was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. As well as climbing the Tehuelche route on the Fitz Roy hill in 16 hours.

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 am also a member of the technical committee of the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides, in which I am part of the staff of instructors for IFMGA guides.

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.

Languages

English

Certificates

AAGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

El Chalten


What people are saying about Indio Treu

Lawrence Carter

5.00

March, 2022

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Ariel Nathanson

5.00

February, 2020

Indio was a fun and skillful guide! My friend and I did multi and single pitch with him and felt very safe. We felt like we were climbing with a friend and learned along the way! We will be back, maybe next time mountaineering with Indio!

Elaine Mau

5.00

January, 2020

Indio was an amazing guide! I am safe and sound on the ground now :) He was very knowledgeable about the terrain and weather patterns; he changed plans, urged me to move faster accordingly. He answered all my questions and was really patient with my slowness. As for the climb, it's a great intro to Alpine world. I'm primarily a rock climber, so the ice/snow part was all new. The ice/snow part was strenuous, but doable as a completely newbie, and basically you can be pulled up or lowered if you're struggling. Approach was long, rocky, and windy. What a great experience. Highly recommend Indio and the climb!

Brian Banta

5.00

January, 2018

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!

Lisa McCarthy & Mark Dabbs

5.00

February, 2017

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.

Eoin, from Ireland

5.00

January, 2017

I had a great time with Indio, although the weather was bad in El Chaltén. We had summit attempt to Guillaumet, but huge wind stopped us. Indio then made possible a speed ascent of Cerro Electrico, while very few climbers make any ascents. And we also enjoyed great rock climbing days near the town.

Sébastien

5.00

April, 2015

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

Frédéric

4.00

May, 2014

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

Indio

5.00

April, 2014

Gracias por los comentarios, la pasamos muy bien en la Ascensión. un muy buen grupo y divertidos!!

Charles

5.00

April, 2014

Indio is a very friendly and skillful guide who brought us on the top of the wonderful Cerro Solo. No doubt it's the best way to explore Patagonia!

Guillaume

5.00

April, 2014

If you think of organising a trip to the "6miles" in Catamarca, I am in! Thanks for your guiding tour around "El Chalten"!

Nicolas

5.00

April, 2014

With Indio you will surely spend a great time! Very professional and friendly. I recommend him. He guided me to the top of Cerro Solo in El Chaltén, Patagonia, Argentina. I am looking forward to going with you for a coming expedition in San Juan province.

Gauthier

5.00

March, 2014

Thanks for bringing us to Cerro Solo (el Chalten)! It has been a wonderful adventure! I'll come back or maybe we see each other in your region, San Juan, to climb some volcanos...! Take care, Gauthier




 

 

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