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Ojos del Salado guided ascent in 12 days

Ojos del Salado guided ascent 12 days

Chilean IFMGA aspirant guide Nicolas will lead this 12 day mountain ascent to the summit of the Ojos del Salado Volcano. Join him!

Private and Group


12 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




Ojos del Salado is located south of the Atacama Desert, in the more arid, flat and desert area of the Andes mountain range. Sharing territory with its neighboring country Argentina, Ojos del Salado is surrounded by mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Both in the Chilean city of Copiapó and in the Argentine province of Catamarca, Ojos del Salado stands out as the most prominent summit with an altitude of 6893 meters above sea level. In fact this mountain represents several records: it is the highest volcano in the world and the second highest summit in America. It is also the highest peak in the Chilean Andes and the second one in the Argentine Andes, after the Aconcagua (6959 m).

This time I want to invite you to conquer this summit of the Andes in northern Chile. It will be 12 days of pure mountaineering goals. We’ll cross its diverse landscapes and all type of lands like forests, glaciers, high plateaus and Andean steppes.

The ascent won’t be technically difficult. However a good fitness level will be mandatory. The perfect period to come here is during the south American summer, from December till March.

Contact me now if you want to make your reservation for next dates! It’ll be my pleasure to guide you to the top roof of the highest volcano in the world.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Guiding fee, 1 porter, food, rent a car, kitchen and tent.


Day 1: Copiapó - Laguna Verde

Day 2: Laguna Verde (acclimatization)

Day 3: Laguna Verde (acclimatization)

Day 4: Laguna Verde (acclimatization or excursion)

There are different activities to do in order to improve your acclimatization:

– Turn around laguna Verde (between 4h and 7h)
– Climb Laguna verde
– Climb Mulas Muertas


Day 5: Laguna Verde - Refugio Atacama

Day 6: Hut Atacama (acclimatization)

Day 7: Hut Atacama - Refugio Tejos - Refugio Atacama

Day 8: Hut Atacama - Refugio Tejos

Day 9: Hut Tejos - Summit - Hut Atacama o Laguna Verde

Day 10: Hut Atacama o Laguna Verde - Copiapó


About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.



What people are saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente

Paul Wolf


August, 2022

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



December, 2019

The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.

Pierre Loap


October, 2019

Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.

Michael Hwang


August, 2019

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!

Charles Bellafiore


February, 2019

The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.

Carl A Latkin


November, 2018

The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



May, 2018

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.



March, 2018

The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!


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