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Ojos Del Salado - impressions?

Postby Luciano136 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:59 pm

I am looking to do another high altitude peak within the next year orso. I went to the Cordillera Blanca 2 years ago and that was a great experience (and cheap to boot!). I'll probably go back there some day but want to see some other part of the world for my next trip. I was researching Kili and Aconcagua but those trips seem really expensive if you use a guiding service (actually mandatory on Kili); I'm guessing because they are part of the 7 summits list?

Long story short, I may consider some other peaks that are much cheaper to get to and was looking at Ojos Del Salado. Has anyone done it? How does it compare to some other great ranges of the world? The landscape around it looks pretty barren but impressive in ways. Wondering if it's a worthwhile trip and good alternative? Any other areas to consider? I am mainly after a scenic landscape and some interesting high altitude peak.

Thank you!
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Re: Ojos Del Salado - impressions?

Postby Luciano136 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:04 pm

Thanks Boris! I am also thinking about doing Aconcagua unguided. Do you have an itinerary somewhere on the planning you did? When doing the normal route, it looks like you can just hire some donkey support for your gear and do the rest on your own. Seems like a good alternative.

Good luck on Ojos!! We're neighbors btw; I'm from Belgium :)
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