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.