Join Pako, a UIMLA-certified mountain leader, during this 15-day expedition on an isolated high altitude volcano in the Andes!
Jan, Feb, Dec
Test yourself with a challenging summit of this isolated high altitude Andean volcano! Over the course of this 15-day expedition, I will guide you toward this very worthy mountaineering goal.
Rising to an incredible 6,575 m, this volcano is the southernmost giant volcano of the Andes, and is located on the border between Chile and Argentina. Due to its isolation, it requires a long and complicated approach, making it a worthy goal for a mountaineer looking for a challenge. Once we reach the base of the mountain, the ascent itself is relatively simple, taking place on a mix of snowy terrain and scree at very high altitudes.
We will set up camps along the way, allowing time for exploration and acclimatization – see below for the day-by-day suggested route. Mules will be used to assist for portions of the approach. For ease of your travel logistics, we will begin and end the expedition at the airport in Santiago. This is a long and demanding program at high altitudes, so participants should have the appropriate mountaineering skills and experience.
Book now and we will enjoy a tough, rewarding expedition on an isolated yet iconic high altitude Andean Volcano!
Check out my other mountaineering programs – High mountaineering 14-day expedition to Marmolejo and San José volcano, Mount Tortolas (6160 m) 6-day guided ascent, or 16-day Triple Summit Expedition on Tres Cruces in Atacama, Chile!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Group porters
Price includes: Mountain guide, transfers, 2 nights of hotels in Santiago, 5 days of mules (1 mule per 2 people), Meals while we are on the mountain, tents. Does not include: Meals in Santiago, flights.
We will meet at the airport in Santiago and transfer to a hotel in the city for the night.
From Santiago, we transfer to Chacayar village. Then, we head to Agua Buena Camp (2,800 m)
We ascend to Vega de los Flojos Camp (3,350 m)
We finally reach our base camp – Espanoles Base Camp – at 4,300 m.
We spend the day around the base camp (4,300 m)
We begin establishing Camp 1, bringing supplies up the mountain to Camp 1 at 4,700 m. We return to base camp (4,300 m) for the night.
We spend the day around the base camp (4,300 m)
We make our way to Camp 1, where we spend the night. (4,700 m)
We continue to Camp 2 (5,650 m), where we spend the night.
We push to our objective – a summit of Tupungato at an incredible 6,575 m. We descend back down to Camp 2 (5,650 m) for the night.
Extra day in case we face any delays.
We descend back down to Espanoles Base Camp (4,300 m)
We continue our descent, stopping at Agua Buena Camp (2,800 m)
We reach Chacayar Village, from there transferring back to Santiago
Transfer to the Santiago Airport for departure
We will arrange for hotels in Santiago, otherwise we will be staying in camps during the expedition.
We will meet in Santiago, at the airport
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.
AEGM | UIMLA
Sept 14, 2022
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Aug 23, 2022
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July 16th, 2022
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April 14, 2022
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