We found a good campsite at 5,400m on the NE side of Nacimiento having spent a long day with heavy packs walking from El Arenal. The next day it took 4 hours to climb up a shallow gulley to the NE summit. We then descended to the col at 6,350m and climbed the true NW summit - this took a further hour.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe