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Mount Ojos del Salado Climbing Routes

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Mount Ojos del Salado is the highest volcano in the world.

It is located on the border between Chile and Argentina, and it’s also the second highest mountain in the Andes after Aconcagua. The mountain has a unique shape: it resembles a human eye. Its name means “Eyes of the Salado,” which refers to Lake Argentino, where its reflection can be seen. The mountain is famous for its extreme weather conditions and strong winds. The summit is covered in snow year-round and temperatures drop to -50 degrees Celsius (-58 degrees Fahrenheit).

Mount Ojos del Salado climbing routes vary in difficulty.

SummitClimb western guides have 20 years + of experience in mountaineering. Apart from Ojos del Salado SummitClimb offer Everest, K2, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Island Peak, Aconcagua expedition.  The difficulty level of each route depends on your fitness level and experience climbing mountains. But most people find them manageable. For example, if you’re just starting out with mountaineering then the Normal Norte or Normal Sur would be a good choice because they’re shorter than some of the other routes (about 20 kilometers long). On the other hand, if you’ve been climbing mountains for a while then it might be worth trying something more difficult like one of the other routes that lead up Mount Ojos del Salado (they vary in length but are all over 30 kilometers long).

Mount Ojos del Salado climb requires at least one night of acclimatization before attempting it. There are two routes that lead to the summit: one from Laguna Verde and another from Laguna de los Tres. They both have an average slope of 45° and take 5-6 hours to reach the summit. The first one starts at 4200m and has some steep sections while the second one starts at 4700m but is more technical.

The climb to the top of Ojos del Salado depends on how you deal with it. Arrival from Chile takes 9-15 days according to the adaptation program. The journey is a bit far so it will take 13-15 days from Argentina. The last part of the climb lasts about 8 hours and requires the ability to climb to the top of the mountain, being able to withstand very low temperatures and strong winds.

The easiest way is from Chile. You will need a Copiapó license for this option. The 14-day hike from Chile will look to adapt and take you to other heights in the region as part of your training ahead of the Ojos del Salato summit.

Due to its geographical location in the Andes and Atacama desserts,

The climate and climate of Ojos del Salado is truly unique. It is a very dry land, with little snow in the summer months (January, February and March), which is great for climbing volcanoes. However, despite the lack of snow, the temperature remains very low throughout the year. The daytime and nighttime temperatures can drop to -10 ° C and up to -30 ° C with strong winds.

Since it is very dry, water supply is something to consider during travel. Chile usually has more water resources. An experienced guide will learn how to manage water by road. Which is another great reason to choose an experienced expert for a trip to Ojos del Sladoga!

It is the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and the southern

Hemisphere, at 683 m / 223 ft below Aconcagua, one of the seven peaks. At around 7,000 meters (23,000 feet). This climb is the best test of how you can do it at very high altitudes and is a great preparation for climbing 8,000 meters (26,000 feet) like Everest. The climb includes the good leadership of SummitClimb Leader Max, who has led more than 40 SummitClimb businesses to Ojos, Aconcagua, Everest, Lhoche, Manaslu, Gasherbrum, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Lobuche and Peak Island. Upon boarding the Ojos del Salado, the team will train in rope techniques and adapt skills and adapt in detail by climbing several sub-heights before boarding the Ojos. The tour includes delicious food, good hotels, great walks with the chef and all the top staff, high camps, tents, food and much more. The Eagles and others have excellent preparation for the 8,000-meter climb.

Summit Description: We reach the top of the Chilean mountains on our expedition. The summit of Argentina is 190 meters from the highest point in Chile. To get to the top of Chile, we have to wear the helmets of the last chapter. For the past 8 consecutive years we have been summarizing Ojos and always tying the knot with 3 dangerous parts:

Route 6500 – Through normal snow or heavy snow (rarely snow), we ask customers to pick up an ice ax. It covers a distance of 100-150 m from this height. Under no circumstances will it require an ice ax, as our members can safely cross our border. This section therefore requires: crimponos, helmets, garnet (+1 safety carabiner and sled) and ice x.

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