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Climb 6 x 6,000m peaks in northern Chile in 20 days (Puna de Atacama)

Climb 6 x 6,000m peaks in northern Chile in 20 days (Puna de Atacama) | undefined

Come and spend 20 days climbing to the summits of 6, 6,000 meter plus peaks in the Puna de Atacama of northern Chile with EPGAMT certified guide, Luciano.

Private

Andes

20 Days

Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy a 20-day climbing experience in the Puna de Atacama in Chile.

* Reach the summits of 6, 6000 meter plus peaks, including San Francisco.

* Spend your nights in comfortable refuges and camps.

Description

With so many mountains to choose from in the Puna de Atacama of Chile, one of the biggest challenges comes with choosing which ones to climb. However, on this 20 day adventure, that decision will be far easier, as you will get to climb no less than 6, amazing, 6,000 meter plus peaks.

A desert plateau that spans approximately 180,000 square kilometers, at an altitude of approximately 4,500 meters, the Puna de Atacama is as unique as it is breathtaking. Split between Argentina and Chile, the vast area offers so many unforgettable views of the landscape that everywhere you turn, you’ll believe you’re gazing upon absolute beauty.

During this 20 day trip through the Puna de Atacama, you will climb the following peaks:

  • San Francisco (6,018m)

  • Barrancas Blancas Volcano (6,180m)

  • Vicunas (6,067m)

  • Penas Blanca (6,030m)

  • Boris Kraizel Loy (6,019m)

  • Hermit (6,146m)

There is also the possibility of climbing a bonus peak, the Copiapo Volcano (6,080m). However, that climb will depend on how well the previous climbs go.

In addition to the amazing peaks you will get to scale during this trip, you will also get to see a number of gorgeous emerald green lagoons and other incredible natural highlights. Furthermore, at the end of each day, you will get to rest in a comfortable refuge or camp.

In order to participate on this trip, you should have prior mountaineering experience. You should also be in good physical condition.

To climb 6, possibly even 7, 6,000 meter plus peaks in a single trip is an incredible opportunity. To seize that opportunity, please send a request.

I also offer a 17-day expedition that will take you to the summit of the Cerro El Muerto.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Tents

Price details

Please contact me for pricing information.


Itinerary

Day 1: Country of origin - Buenos Aires - La Rioja or Catamarca - Fiambalá

Day 2: Fiambalá - Cutters 3,300m

Day 3: 3.300M cutters

Day 4: Cortaderas - Las Grutas 4.100M

Day 5: The Grottoes 4,100m - C ° Bertrand

Day 6: Las Grutas 4,100m - Rest

Day 7: The Las Grutas 4,100m - San Francisco 6.016m - Las Grutas

Day 8: Las Grutas 4,100m - Marigunga - R. Murray 4,300m

Day 9: Murray Shelter 4.300m - Barrancas Blancas summit - Murray Shelter

Day 10: Murray Shelter 4.300m - Rest.

Day 11: The Murray Shelter 4.300m - Vicuñas Summit 6.067m - Murray Shelter

Day 12: Murray Shelter 4.250m - Laguna Verde Shelter 4,200.

Day 13: Laguna Verde Shelter -Peñas Blanca 6.030m and Boris Kraizel Loy 6.019m - Laguna Verde Shelter

Day 14: Murray Shelter 4.250m - Rest.

Day 15: Laguna Verde Refuge - Hermitage Summit - Laguna Verde Refuge

Day 16 to 17: Extra Days

Day 18: Laguna Verde Refuge or Las Grutas - Maricunga Coustom - Fiambalá

Day 19: Fiambalá - La Rioja Airport- Buenos Aires

Day 20: Buenos Aires - Country of Origin

 

Details

More info

Participants should bring the following items: 1 pair of comfortable trekking boots 4 pairs of outer socks (thick wool or polypropylene) 3 pairs of indoor socks (fine silk or polypropylene) 2 pairs of cotton socks (for approach to base camp) Sandals to cross the rivers Leggings 2 synthetic thin pants (polypropylene or nylon) 1 polar pants (recommended long zippers) 1 Waterproof pants, such as Gore-Tex, with recommended side closures 1 comfortable trekking pants Shorts (optional) Upper part of the body 2 shirts Thermal Base Layer (polypropylene or capilene) 1 polar jersey (polaretec 100 or 200, or similar) 1 fleece jacket or similar 1 coat jacket for -30 ° C / -22 ° F (below recommended) 1 Windbreaker jacket with hood (as Gore-Tex) 3 Cotton T-shirts or T-shirts 2 Neck protection made of synthetic material (Buff or similar) 1 hat or sun hat 1 Cap (wool or fleece) 1 balaclava gaterneck 1 pair of glasses with factor 4 protection (with UV filter and nose and side protection) 1 Ski goggles 2 pairs of thermal indoor gloves (polypropylene or capilene) 1 pair of insulated gloves large fingers type ski that enter the interiors below 1 pair of insulating gloves (wool, down or Polarguard) 1 more pair of gloves (like Gore-Tex, only if your mittens are not made of windproof material) 1 pair of warm coats very warm Person Team 1 Comfortable expedition backpack (70 liters / 4,250 cubic centimeters minimum) 1 backpack of 35 or 45 liters (for the approach to the base camp) 1 large extra strong canvas duffel bag (to be transported by mules to the base camp, at least 6,000 cubic centimeters. Large enough to fit all your equipment) 1 Sleeping bag for -30 ° C / -22 ° F (below or Polarguard) 1 inflatable mat (Thermarest or similar) 1 Mat (only if you bring a Thermarest, to avoid a burst) Climbing apparatus 1 pair of plastic boots. NOTE: Cimbing or double plastic boots are the best option for high altitude. In Aconcagua there are very cold temperatures (-30 ° C / -22 ° F). Koflach Arctic expedition, Vega Scarpa or Asolo AFS 8000 are good examples of plastic boots. There are excellent alternatives to a plastic boot, in which the outer boot is made of modern synthetic materials. Ask us about these new models such as La Sportiva Nuptse, the 2000 Basque ice or the Salomon Pro thermal. We must be sure that the boots are prepared for very low temperatures. 1 pair of crampons (12 points, not rigid recommended) 1 Pair of trekking poles (adjustable preferred) 1 climbing helmet 2 technical ice axes 1 backpack of 45 l is enough. Safety equipment and collective equipment provided High -rise tents, tents for trekking, high-rise kitchens, kitchen equipment. Mountain equipment: ropes, ice pins. 1 head lamp, with spare batteries and bulb Lip blocker and sunscreen (not less than 50 sun protection factor) Personal crockery (plate, cup, fork and spoon) 2 bottles of water (32 ml / 1 liter Nalgene recommended. Insulator Water bottle is required) 1 One-liter or half-liter stainless steel thermos (useful for high altitude camps and Summit Day) 2 hand warmers (summit day) 2 foot warmers (summit day) 1 Hydration system (such as CamelBak, for trekking approach to the base camp only, because at the height they freeze) OPTIONAL Personal care items (small towel and soap, baby wipes recommended) Optional items 2 hand warmers (summit day) Books, IPod, games or anything that helps distract 1 Camera, memory cards and spare batteries Earplugs (for windy nights) Pee bottle with wide mouth (32 ml / 1 liter Nalgene recommended. Very useful in height fields). Swimsuit (for the hotel pool) Swiss type knife. Your favorite energy bars money storage belt. Contact lenses and replacement accessories.

Meeting point

Buenos Aires.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Luciano

4.50

(4)

Mountain Guide

EPGAMT Mountain Guide from Mendoza, Argentina.

I always enjoyed the mountains, and started with mountaineering activities since a young age, so it was natural for me to become a mountain guide. I’ve been working for more than 15 seasons in Aconcagua, first as porter, then as Mountain Guide assistant, and now as Mountain Guide.

I climbed a lot of peaks all along the Andes mountain range, in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru, including Aconcagua (6.962 mt – 27 ascents, through different routes like the North and the Polish glacier-), Co Plata (6.000 mt), Ojos del Salado (6.780 mt), Mount Pissis (6.850 m), C° LLullaillaco (6.723 m), C° Incahuasi (6.450 m), Vn Sajama (6.550 m), Vn Bonete Chico (6 750 m), Co Junción (5000 m), Toclaraju ( 6036m), Pisco (5750m), and the three summits of Tres Cruces 6.780m. I recently did my first expedition in the Himalayas, where I reached the summit of Mt Lhotse (8.516 mt).

I usually enjoy organizing expeditions to wild, off-the-beaten-track destinations, that need a complex logistic that you won’t find easily elsewhere.

I am fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.

Languages

Italian | English

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What people are saying about Luciano

Francis

5.00

both guides..Luciano and Mauricio were first class and so was this fantastic region. I be looking for an encore in the future. Francis Lawrence

Frank

5.00

Luciano was excellent. His local knowledge showed as he was able modify the itinerary of the trip as circumstances - such as weather - changed in order to ensure the expedition was a success. He is a deeply experienced mountaineer with sound judgement prepared to provide advice whilst ensuring you have fun. I would highly recommend his services.

Sergio

5.00

Personally, was more impressed with the road trip towards the mountain than the mountain itself, but it was definitely worth going. The lunar landscape in this remote area is absolutely awesome. The guide was well prepared, very friendly, and even a surprisingly good cook. The location is as far as you are likely to get from civilisation. The weather was also unusually good. But the mountain is tough and frustrating sliding down every step in the loose gravel and sand. Not everyone's cup of tea


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