Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
We will meet in the town of Salento where we will spend the night and can finalise our trip plans.
We will explore the beautiful and historic town and acclimatise ourselves to the altitude.
Our hostel is called “Paisaje Andino”
Today we will rise at 06:30 and take a jeep towards the valley of Cócora.
Here there will be horses waiting to take our heavier possession up to the camp ‘La Playa’ (The beach).
We will make the stunning 8 hour alpine hike to the camp at 4300m.
Today we will have a rest day to revitalise and restore our energy levels for the coming ascent.
We will take a short hike to maintain our acclimitisation.
We will set off at 6:30am to our final camp on the moor of Vevado del Tolima.
About a 6 hour hike we will then have rest time before the summit in the morning.
Todays 12 hours of hiking will begin at 2am.
We will hike until the Shimmer glacier and the apply the neccessary equipment to ensure safe passage.
We will return to base in one journey.
In one Journey we will decsend to base camp where we will enjoy a special meal at a local restaurant to celebrate a successful expedition!
Personal Equipment list:
- Hat for the cold
- Hat for the sun
- Good quality Sun glasses
- Waterproof Jacket (Goretex or similar)
- Waterproof Trousers (Goretex or similar)
- Winter Coat (Polar)
- Base layer thermals
- Walking Trousers (Windproof, softshell or similar)
- Warm winter Jumper
- Waterproof Poncho (optional)
Hands and Feet:
- Thermal and/or Waterproof Gloves
- Hiking Boots, warm and waterproof
- Walking Cane
- Walking Socks x 2 pairs
- Backpack of 30/40 litres
- Seperate backpack to be exported by the horses
- Camelback o bottle – 2 litres minimum
- Sun Cream Protection
- Lip Balm
- Bed Liner insulator
- Sleeping Bag (mín. -5oC)
- Plastic plate, glass, and cutlery
Ascenso Andino is a rock climbing and high mountain agency based in Suesca, Colombia. Our staff of guides is professional, with more than 10 years of experience climbing and in expeditions in different mountains around the world.
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