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High mountaineering 14-day expedition to Marmolejo and San José volcano

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Pako, a UIMLA-certified mountain leader, will guide you up two challenging peaks during this sustained 14-day expedition, including southernmost 6,000 m peak in the world!

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14 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec

Extremely Fit



Tackle a demanding route during this 14-day expedition located in the Chilean Andes!  I will guide you to the summits of two impressive high altitude peaks during this challenging mountaineering program. 

Marmelejo is the southernmost 6,000 m peak in the world, and one of the two targets of this trip.  After more than a week of of climbing, we will stand on its 6,108 m summit, having already reached the crater summit of its neighboring volcano, the 5,856 m San Jose.  It will be a fantastic experience for all highly experienced mountaineers who want a rewarding experience at altitude.  Additionally, this is the perfect trip for those who have their eyes on an even higher prize, such as Aconcagua.

I offer this trip beginning and ending in Santiago.  I will even pick you up and drop you off at the airport to make your travel logistics easier.  We will set up camps along the route to allow for acclimatization – a day-by-day description of the itinerary is included below.  Participants must be advanced mountaineers with a high fitness level who are able to carry heavy loads and assist in setting up camps.

Book now to challenge yourself with a 2-week expedition including summits of two notable peaks in the heart of the Chilean Andes!

You might be interested in my other mountaineering trips in the Andes: 33-day Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and Pissis expedition, Mount Tortolas (6160 m) 6-day guided ascent, or 21-day six summits expedition in Puna de Atacama!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price includes: Mountain guiding services, transfers, Accomodation in Lo Valdes and Santiago, Mules to Plantant campsite, Meals in Lo Valdes and altitude camps, tents. Does not include: flights/bus tickets, meals in Santiago.


Day 1: Lo Valdes Refuge

After meeting at the Santiago airport, we transfer to Los Valdes refuge (2,000 m).

Day 2: Plantat Campsite

Trek to Platant Campsite (3,150 m)

Day 3: Camp 1

Trek to and establish Camp 1 (4,000 m)

Day 4: Camp 2

Trek to and establish Camp 2 (4,300 m)

Day 5: Camp 2

Spend the day at Camp 2 (4,300 m)

Day 6: Camp 3

Trek to and establish Camp 3 (4,900 m)

Day 7: Camp 3

Spend the day at Camp 3 (4,900 m)

Day 8: Col

Trek to and establish camp at the Col (5,400 m)

Day 9: Summit San Jose

Summit the volcano San Jose (5,856 m), returning to camp at the Col

Day 10: Summit Marmalejo

Summit the mountain Marmolejo (6,108 m), returning to camp at the Col.

Day 11: Extra day

Extra day in case of delays.

Day 12: Plantat Campsite

Trek back down to Plantat Campsite (3,150 m)

Day 13: Santiago

Transfer back to Santiago

Day 14: Departure

Transfer to Santiago Airport for departure




Accommodation will be arranged in the cities and on the mountain we will establish altitude camps.

Meeting point


About the guide

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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