|alexo.petit||1 febuary 2016|
|Carrel Refugio opend and confortable : 15$ per night or 30$ night and meals ( breakfast and dinner). Food was good. We did the summit with 2 guide working for john at the refugio. If you can , go to the refugio by yourself and take 2-3 days at the refugio and around for aclimatation before attempting the summit. We saw a lots of peoples ( as we were there for almost a week) on a 2 days in/out trip from an agencie and I will say most of them didn't reach the summit.|
|Posted Feb 9, 2016 4:35 pm|
|seancau||March 2016 update|
|Refugio Hermanos Carrel fully open (52 beds), since last year. $15/night for a bed, $30 with meals. Whymper Refugio partially open, café open during the day for visitors, the almost finished dormitory was opened for our group - it will have approx 24beds when completed.|
Whymper Refugio only of use when Normal Route is safe (requires snow to minimise rockfall risk), otherwise Carrel Refugio is better for taking alternative route. Only 900m distance/200m elevation between the two Refugios, max 30minute walk for anyone acclimatised.
Both refugios are run by Andean Adventures. Was told no need to book in low season, but expect them to fill up in November/December/January.
Our summit bid (March 9th 2016) was ruined by a lightning storm :(
|Posted Mar 10, 2016 3:07 pm|