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bennovakNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2012


Nice walk and warm up for Licancabur.
Posted Dec 26, 2012 8:23 pm

Old School WBSouthern Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2006

Old School WB

On December 29, 2006, my life partner, Karen Wilkie, and I ascended the standard southern route up Cerro Toco. Great hike to a high elevation summit that provides excellent views. We had been hiking at high elevations (up to 5000m) for the previous week, so starting the hike around 5000 metres wasn't a problem for us. Chile is an incredibly beautiful country with very friendly inhabitants; it rocks!
Posted Sep 5, 2012 3:01 pm

DiverDaveCerro Toco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2009


2.0 miles and 2 hours round trip from mining camp at 17092 feet to summit at 18471 feet (5630 meters by Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS) and return. Good acclimatization hike and confidence builder for Sairecabur.
Posted Oct 3, 2011 12:29 am

PAROFESEasy ans nice climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009


Actualy is just a walk up, but really incredible view for Licancabur and Juriques volcanoes.
I loved that day!
Posted May 27, 2010 10:32 am

barrygBreathless  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2008


Many tour agencies in San Pedro offered this climb but using the excellent directions on summitpost we hired a car and climbed it alone. We had 4 days of hiking in San Pedro plus one hour at Laguna Miscanti so I don't think we were fully acclimatized but we still made it. Took 2 hours 20 minutes from the old mining shed, 45 minutes to descend.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:14 pm

Vic HansonFirst Chilean mtn. ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2008

Vic Hanson

After being told we couldn't climb any mountains in Chile without a permit, and they wouldn't issue permits because of the weather, we went to San Pedro and found out permits weren't needed. We drove up as far as possible until we were stopped by the fresh snow (about an hour's hike to the mining camp) and then hiked up from there, about 3 1/2 hours up and 1 1/2 down. Heavy clouds blowing in and out made for limited but beautiful views.
Posted Jan 27, 2008 9:35 pm

Ski MountaineerFirst mountain bike descent, ski descent, 2 times summited solo

Ski Mountaineer

Likely first mountain bike descent and also a ski descent on the same day (from mining camp), plus two solo climbs to the summit in 2002 and 2003 (from the road to Paso Jama).
Posted May 30, 2006 8:43 pm

joe_akeemGreat Views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2006


In 2 hours from the old mining camp, 30 minutes back. Below the summit it was easier to go around the right side. The path that goes to the left was all icy.
Posted May 15, 2006 5:14 pm

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