Climb Ojos del Salado with Berg Adventures – Trip Description
Berg Adventures Trip Highlights on Ojos del Salado:
- Explore the driest region on earth – the Atacama Desert
- Watch flocks of flamingos in the picturesque Lake Santa Rosa
- Relax your muscles in the hot springs of the Laguna Verde
- Climb the world’s tallest volcano, Ojos del Salado
Your ascent to 22,615ft/6,893m will take place in the relative isolation of Chile’s splendid Atacama Region. Starting from Bahia Inglesa, on the coast of Chile, we will travel overland in four-wheel-drive vehicles to the remote and beautiful Ojos del Salado, the second highest peak in the Americas.
This seldom-visited mountain offers a wonderful area in which to acclimatize. The climb is a unique and rewarding objective for any mountaineer. We will take our time on Ojos del Salado, enjoying the remoteness of this wild corner of northern Chile. Our success on this remarkable high point will be a major accomplishment in its own right and the opportunity for a few refreshing soaks in the local hot springs at Laguna Verde will be a just high altitude reward.
To climb Ojos del Salado you need to be in excellent physical condition. If you have not been to altitude before, know that 22,615ft/6,893m is very high and you will need to carefully monitor your body’s ability to acclimatize. This will require patience and good judgment. Your guides will help you make good decisions. Weather is always a factor on ascents of Ojos del Salado, as it is on any big mountain. During the expedition you will gain valuable experience in dressing properly for mountain travel and dealing with strenuous situations.
Updates from your adventure will be posted on bergadventures.com and on Berg Adventures Facebook page. If you would like to have a specific dispatch posted for your expedition, please contact our office for details. We will be happy to accommodate your requests. Our dispatches have been used by family and friends to follow the progress of our groups and by schools to learn about the wild places we visit. They can be a wonderful lasting archive of your adventure.