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Expedition to Ojos del Salado, 6893m

This is a 14 days expedition to Ojos del Salado, it is a demanding high altitude mountaineering trek that requires time to acclimate and a positive attitude from the participants. It is a great adventure through the Atacama Desert, riding 4x4 trucks through spectacular landscape and 6000 mts (19,000ft) picks. It is a real

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Andes

14 Days

Nov, Dec


Description

This is a 14 days expedition to Ojos del Salado, it is a demanding high altitude mountaineering trek that requires time to acclimate and a positive attitude from the participants. It is a great adventure through the Atacama Desert, riding 4×4 trucks through spectacular landscape and 6000 mts (19,000ft) picks.

It is a real challenge to attempt the 6893 mts summit of Ojos. It is the highest volcano in the world and the highest mountain in Chile. Ending the adventure in the beach town of Bahia Inglesa.

Itinerary:

Day 1. Meet at the CPO airport and transfer to Bahía Inglesa. Stay in a hotel in Bahia Inglesa and have dinner by the beach. Have the gear check and briefing.
Day 2. Travel to Vallecito, 3000msnm. Short hike at the end of the day.
Day 3. Travel to Maricunga National Park, Laguna Sta. Rosa, 3500 msnm. Setting up camp and having a walk around the lake to see the flamingos and other special birds.
Day 4. Acclimation trekking to 4500 msnm. Possible 7 hours total.
Día 5. Travel to Laguna Verde at 4500 msnm and set up camp.
Día 6. A moderate acclimation trek to 5000msnm. Aprox 5 hours total.
Día 7. Travel to Atacama Camp 5200 msnm. Set up camp.
Día 8. Carry to Tejos (high camp) 5800 msnm. Back to Atacama camp. 5 hours total.
Day 9. Rest day.
Day 10. Trekking, move to Tejos camp. 3 hours.
Day 11. Summit push, very demanding hike, up to 6890 msnm. Back to Atacama camp. Posible 12 hours.
Día 12 y 13. We have these 2 days to use for resting or waiting for weather and increase our chance for success. In the case that we don’t use them in the mountain, we will visit and stay at the Pan de Azúcar National Park. Last night dinner at Bahia Inglesa.
Day 14. Atacama Airport.

If you are interested in this unique adventure, please contact me!

Extra details
Equipment required

Sleeping bag -10ª C at least
Double mountaineering boots
Insulation and warm clothing for -20°c
Suitable health and “some” experience in high altitude mountains

Included

Professional mountain guide
4×4 transportation (airport, expedition, airport)
All expedition food
Common gear (tents, dinning tent and gear)
2 nights in 3 stars lodging, one before and one after the exp

Price per person

USD 3750, 3-6 PAX

About the guide

My family brought me to the mountains of Portillo in the Andes, when I was barely 15 days old and I've been hocked ever since. Going there every year I´ve met great skiers and mountain people from all over the world and I was inspire by the adventure stories that brought them to these mountains. In my twenty’s I set out in search of that lifestyle, moved to the mountains and have been skiing and mountaineering ever since. Now after years exploring in the Andes and Patagonia, these are some of my favorite trips. Join me for some epic times!

Full certified ski instructor of the Chilean and international association and 15 years of experience, working in Portillo, Mammoth and Jackson Hole ski schools, teaching all ages and levels, together with backcountry essentials and safety. Certified Ski and Mountaineering Guide and instructor of the Chilean Mountain Federation www.dt-feach.cl and technical comity member. Since 2005 I’ve guided multiple expeditions to Mount Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and many others that include 19000ft mountains, ski ascents and moderate alpine climbs, where I organize and take care of every detail for my own groups and sometimes for friends companies. Since 2004 I’ve guided heli-skiing in SkiPortillo and now in Third Edge Heli from Santiago and Farellones. Started in 1998 ski Touring with friends and then helping senior guides with their groups and been guiding my own clients since 2004, teaching skiing and guiding small groups.

Languages

English

Residence

Santiago


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Prices per person

Group of 3

USD 3866 Each

Group of 4

USD 3866 Each

Group of 5

USD 3866 Each

Group of 6

USD 3866 Each

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