Ojos del Salado is the highest volcano on the planet and the 2nd highest summit of the West, because only Aconcagua is higher than Ojos del Salado.
The approach to Ojos del Salado (6,891 meters) is a 4×4 ground trip through salt flats, desert plains and lagoons. It is an ideal expedition for those looking for wild experiences of mountaineering.
A native wildlife with guanacos, hares and turquoise lagoons combine in an exotic landscape of high plains where only the volcanic cones stand out on the horizon.
The Ojos del Salado expedition is a rarity among mountain experiences, because it is located in one of the driest regions have ever been registered.
Expert guides with extensive experience in the area lead our expeditions to the volcanoes of North Argentina. The regularity of the progress in height and a correct reading of the weather are the priority aspects of this expedition.
The adaptation to high altitudes is the main obstacle to overcome in the Ojos del Salado and is achieved with the appropriate strategy of ascent. To the great height of these volcanos is added an atmosphere of very low relative humidity.
Ojos del Salado is an international boundary between Chile and Argentina. The approach can be made in a vehicle above 5,000 meters, at which height the first camp is set up on the route to the summit.
The expedition includes:
- Mountain guide.
- training routines for previous weeks.
- Advice and support for rental o purchase of personal equipment.
- Full logistics and services for the expedition.
- first aid kit.
- 14 days.
- extra day in case of bad weather.