San Pedro volcano climb (Chile: 6.145m/ 20.161ft)

San Pedro volcano climb (Chile: 6.145m/ 20.161ft)

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That probably was my golden ascent. The one I did everything I could to make it worse, harder.
San Pedro volcano is an active massive volcano at Atacama desert, Chile. The altitude on its highest summit (it has two) is 6.145 meters/ 20.161 feet.
The base camp (north side) is at 3.950 m.

To make it harder, I was absolutly alone (got a transport to drop me at the base camp which is only 500m by the road and to pick me up at the fifth day, but I ended at the 4th day and got a ride back to San Pedro de Atacama!), almost no water, just a botle of 1,5l. And isotonic drinks (6 botles of 600ml each).
No stove, and that means no hot food, just tuna fish canned and pringles.
And, to finish my punishment (ahahahahh), no tent. Bivy since the first day.

That was the result (I had to give up from San Pablo summit, too tired and hands hurting like hell from a close frostbite again).


PS: I was the first brazilian ever to climb that mountain!

Me reaching the summit of San Pedro volcano, 6.145m. I was pissed off hehehe , i know, some people are gonna get curious to know what the hell i'm saying here, well, here it is!

My words:
"I'm here...reaching the summit of...San Pedro volcano, this Son fo a Bxxxx mountain, too fuxxxxx hard...but i'm getting there...last few steps. That's it...(humpf, Ahhh)...hell i'm here...that's the summit register box...boy i'm almost dead! Summit box....there's a lagoon...higher than Licancabur's lake.......the other summit active. On the back...Aucanquilcha...mountain i climbed 4 days ago. Fxxx yeah...that's it...(humpf) was hard...but i did it. That's not's my tie...Another summit, yeah!"


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EricChu - Nov 11, 2010 5:18 am - Voted 10/10


Boy, those must have been tough four days for you - but you did it!! Impressive video you took - to see an active volcano is always something highly exotic for me...I'll never forget the sight of Montserrat from Guadeloupe...And your photos are superb! Thanks for sharing this experience with us, man!


PAROFES - Nov 11, 2010 7:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations!

Tell me about it Eric, it was. I think i'll write a trip report soon about that. At one point i had to take my gloves off and stick my hands down my pants to stop the frostbite process already going on in my hands. I stayed like this for about 30 minutes. The sun came up and it was better, and i finished the climb ahahahahah
When that happened i was at 5.900 m.
Here, that's easy, take a look at the trip report (use google to translate!)
Part 1:
Part 2:


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