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|desi||climbing from Chile|
|I read the comments about climbign from Chile. I did it on 2005 but I had a very good experience! The police invite me and my husband for a special dinner because we riched the summit that day! They were very nice.|
|Posted Mar 7, 2006 7:32 am|
|Corax||Re: climbing from Chile|
Thanks for the comment. It's good to hear some nice things about the Chilean side also. All the comments I heard when in the area this season were very negative. I thought it was important to let others know about what these climbers had experienced.
|Posted Mar 7, 2006 8:23 am|
|Either the things change for worse or I was lucky. Three years ago while hitch-hiking alone in that area I had utterly different experience. The police at Maricunga gave me a free shelter for four days, supplied with food, water and Pisco Sour:) and finally organised transport to Laguna Verde. The police at Laguna Verde were equally kind so I suppose everything depends who you are lucky or unlucky to meet there – they change every couple of weeks.|
|Posted Jun 6, 2006 1:12 pm|
|Corax||Re: chielan police|
|Thanks for the comment Cyclista. I added your and another person's positive comments about climbing from the Chilean side on the main Ojos del Salado page.|
I think it's exactly as you say; the luck/unluck about who you meet.
|Posted Jun 6, 2006 4:16 pm|
|The OdS map produced by the German Alpin Club is for sure the best map of the area and the group from the Dresden University did a great job. They climbed OdS from the Chilean side, so this route is correctly surveyed. But the route painted for the Argentinean side is purely made by fantasy and absolutely wrong. If you want to climb OdS from Argentina use the coordinates given by Corax in this webpage, they are exact. Nevertheless the most features especially the relief is correctly reproduced. Also the heights can be taken as correct. One mistake I found on the Argentinean route is a non existing river above the "Aguas Calientes" camp. The spring of the Rio Cazadero is at "Aguas Calientes", so don't expect water further above. The spring should give water the whole year.|
Except the wrong route, I also highly recommend this map. If you arrive without the map in Fiambala, ask Jonson Reynoso. He has one exemplar and will borrow it or gives you a copy
|Posted Jul 4, 2006 4:53 pm|
|clecio||Guide to Ojos|
I'm planning an own expedition to Ojos and I'm looking for a guide. Anyone could help to find a guide??
|Posted Jan 1, 2008 9:38 pm|
|Corax||Re: Guide to Ojos|
|Sorry, I'm not the right person to ask. I have never been on the Chilean side and on the Argentinian side I only know about Jonson Reynoso. He can be found in Fiambala, a little town not so far from Ojos.|
|Posted Jan 4, 2008 2:25 pm|