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Ojos del Salado, Chile, 14 Day Guided Ascent

Ojos del Salada

Join Pako, a UIMLA certified guide, on a breathtaking 14 day expedition to the summit of the sensational Ojos del Salado, the highest peak in Chile.

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Andes

14 Days

Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The highest mountain in all of Chile, and only 70 meters shorter than Aconcagua, the Ojos del Salado peak (6,893m) is incredible. And for 14 days, I would like to guide you to the summit of this amazing peak.

In order to climb the Ojos del Salado, proper acclimatization is essential. As a result, you will be climbing 4 amazing peaks before the big climb. Those 4 peaks are the Redondo Colorado (4,180m), Mount Piedra Pomez (4,880m), the Mulas Muertas north shoulder and Mount San Francisco (6,045m). Each one of these climbs is exciting and offers some fantastic views of the Chilean Andes.

The trip will begin at the Copiapo airport, where we will pick you up and transfer you to the beautiful village of Caldera. In the village you will get to enjoy some local cuisine, while spending time with its wonderful inhabitants. After that, we will make our way to Santa Rosa Lake (3,700m). From there, we will spend the next few days enjoying our acclimatization climbs. During the climbs, you will be staying at a campsite at Rio Lamas as well as the Murray Hut.

The next portion of the trip will have us going to the Ojos del Salado base camp, where we will spend a few days before making our way to the incredible summit. After the summit climb, we will return to Caldera, and the following day you will take a transfer to the Copiapo airport.

Scaling a mountain with the magnitude of the Ojos del Salado is an amazing opportunity. And for 14 days, I would like to make that opportunity a reality. So if you have some prior experience and are in good physical condition, send me a request, and let the adventure begin!

Itinerary

Day 1: Copiapo Airport - Village of Caldera

Day 2: Transfer to Santa Rosa Lake (3,700m)

Day 3: Ascent for acclimatization of Redondo Colorado (4,180m) - Rio Lamas (4,300m)

Day 4: Ascent for acclimatization of Piedra Pomez (4,880m) - Rio Lamas

Day 5: Transfer to Murray Hut (4,550m)

Day 6: Ascent for acclimatization of Mulas Muertas North Shoulder - Murray Hut

Day 7: Ascent for acclimatization of Mount San Francisco (6,045m) - Murray Hut

Day 8: Transfer to Atacama Base Camp (5,250m)

Day 9: Portage to Camp 1 - Base Camp

Day 10: Base Camp

Day 11: Ascent to summit of the Ojos del Salado (6,893m) - Base Camp

Day 12: Extra Day

Day 13: Transfer to village of Caldera

Day 14: Transfer to Copiapo airport

 

Details

Accommodation

2 nights in Caldera, along with various refuges and campsites.

Meeting point

Copiapo Airport.

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.

Languages

English

Certificates

AEGM | UIMLA

Residence

Benasque, Spain - Valparaíso, Chile


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4846 Each

Group of 2

USD 3351 Each

Group of 3

USD 2475 Each

Group of 4

USD 2269 Each

Group of 5

USD 2269 Each

Group of 6

USD 2269 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Expedition must be booked 1 month before the departure.




 

 

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