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matthias.pabstCrater Circuit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2014

matthias.pabst

A nice walk to acclimatize for higher targets in Parinacota and Sajama. Just got transport in Sajama pueblo for roughly 100 USD. ASk for mario perez or Marcelo (forgot the last name). Hike can be done alone with some experience in using crampons and ice axe. No steep, very exposed or technical sections.
Posted Jun 21, 2014 9:01 pm

ChrisJahn El Tango   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013

ChrisJahn

Such a gentle climb on a clear windless day made this a great "stepping stone" for Sajama. Excellent for beginners who want a 6000'er or for those who want to get some elevation before attempting the other volcanoes. Late June and July is the sweet spot for visiting the park. I've also been there in May and snows can still be expected. August/September are plagued with wind. Recently the park doesn't admit climbers after October for good reason.
Posted Jan 9, 2014 1:56 pm

Fabrice.RimlingerGreat fun traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Fabrice.Rimlinger

did it w/ Guillaume after 5 days of acclimatization w/ backpack, tents, fuel and food for 4 days. Started on Bolivian side. Chilean slope in great condition for descent. Terrrrrific views over Sajama area.
Posted Feb 13, 2012 4:35 pm

Guillaume.CeyracTraversée de l'Acotango  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Guillaume.Ceyrac

The car left us on the bolivian side (normal route) at a little bit less than 4800m. As it was our first serious climb of our stay, it took 6 hours to Fabrice and I to get to the summit. Good weather, but very strong winds on the last third of the ascent. Alone on the mountain. Mostly (easy) rocky and sandy slopes, with (approx.) 300 meters of snow at the end. Amazing views over Sajama and Lauca National parks. We got up there with our 15kg rucksacks and went down on the other side, ready to climb Guallatiri on the next day.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 11:32 am

monkeypikeCycling to and climbing Acotango from Bolivian side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

monkeypike

We cycled from Sajama to the turn-off to the mining road near Chachacomani. From there we were able to cycle about 60% of the way to 5,100m where we made our base camp, pushing the rest.
Took my bike up to 5,500m on the mine road the following day (it's in good condition to about 5,250m), then both of us summitted the day after.
Took 4 hours from base camp (staying E of the N ridge for most of the time, before climbing up the top part of the E ridge to the summit) despite Haz being sick - nice easy climb if you're acclimatized with no steep gradients and no snow to cross when we were there.
Great views from the top - probably better than from the N summit of Parinacota or from the summit of Sajama.
Harriet and Neil
Posted Sep 30, 2010 3:24 pm

harteimaConditions Sep 2010  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

harteima

We climbed it from the mining road close to the border station, app. 5100m. The climb was completely free of snow, we didn't use grampons or ice axe. The glacier on the top was full of penitentes, but you could easily pass the ice on the left.
Nice climb, if you are used to the altitude, especially the view from the top is amazing.
You can start from Sajama village and drive to the starting point in the morning (given that you know the way...), so you can sleep quite low (4200m) and avoid camping in the dust, very recommendable. Great day-trip to an 6000-meter-peak!
Posted Sep 27, 2010 5:35 am

FrançoisJRoute climbed : "normal"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2005

FrançoisJ

Sabrina, Eduardo, Pika and I climbed Cerro Acotango.
Amazing view, nobody around...
Many thanks to Eduardo, Pika, Roberto and Dani from Planetaventura.com
Posted Oct 20, 2008 4:23 am

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