Ojos del Salado Climber's Log

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desi - Mar 1, 2005 12:48 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 30 december 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful experience and beautiful mountain but quiet hard without snow on the last part of the climb!

Strong wind and cold are nastiers ennemies. Be care to have very hot mittens and shoes.


chris_goulet - Dec 24, 2004 6:38 am Date Climbed: Feb 28, 1993

Route Climbed: Solo, similar to normal route, but spiraled up counterclockwise.  Sucess!

Possibly the first entirely solo ascent. Mountain-biked to the Chilean side of Ojos from La Rioja, Argentina. Camped by volcanic fumaroles in the main crater. Continued by bicycle to Copiapo, Chile for a total of three weeks of human-powered exhilaration in this leg of a four-month journey.

Trip report posted at:
Exhilarating Freedom in the Andes


7summits - Jan 23, 2004 9:52 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 13th jan 2004  Sucess!

Just me and my climbing partner M this beautiful day.

After climbing Acon, we spent 2 nights at the laguna, headed up to camp 1 with the car, moved to camp 2 same day and summited next morning. 7 hours from camp 2 in perfect weather.

stayed on the summit for about 30 minutes signing the book and enjoying the view. Right after descending a fierce snowstorm hit the mountain!


mpa - Jan 12, 2004 4:00 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2004

Route Climbed: Normal route  Sucess!

After climbing Aconcagua we reached Ojos very good acclimatized. The route itself was hard and the climb at the end not too difficult. The weather was perfect with only little wind, so we could stay half an hour on top.

majere - Jan 28, 2003 12:51 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: January 26, 2003

5 days on the mountain after a great climb of Aconcagua. Climbed to 21000 ft with Stephen from France. The night before left 1 foot of snow and covered the route. We climbed for 8 hours then had to go down because of the storm. Still had a great time. If you are coming from Aconcagua I suggest calling Carlos Aguilar Vivar.

09.8856534 caguilar@chile.com

He is a great guy and cheaper than renting a 4WD truck. The Tejos hut is great, and it is crazy to sleep on a bunk at 19000 ft!

PeterD. - Feb 9, 2002 7:29 pm

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 22 March 1992  Sucess!

I was part of a small group in March, 1992, led by Greg Wilson, of Sun Valley, ID. No one else was on the mountain, thus we had the huts to ourselves. As described it was not technically difficult, except for the altitude and the ascent onto the summit ridge, which required a short rockclimb assisted with jumars. The summit was socked in with clouds- couldnt see a thing beyond a few dozen yards. I remember signing the summit register, but cant recall at all how many signatures were on it.


Uli - Mar 29, 2001 3:08 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route, left from glacier Date Climbed: Jan.5, 2001  Sucess!

In contrast to all predictions we had no wind on summit day. Of course in the morning it was quite cold (-10 to -15°C), but 7 1/2 hours later on the summit (6.893m) in the sun it was so warm I didn't wear my GoreTex jacket. Sliding down the ash and scree fields it took us only 1 1/2 hours to return to High Camp (5.750m).

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