Five 6000 metre Peaks - 21 days

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Five 6000 metre Peaks - February and March 2021

  • 13 February 2021 until 04 March 2021
  • Expedition cost if of USD 4600

The idea is climbing 5 x 6000 metre peaks in 21 days, and believe it, it is possible! This is actually an extension after our Ojos del Salado expedition. This is the second highest in the Andes and World’s highest volcano! Base city is Copiapó in Chile 🇨🇱  (Airport code CPO). During this expedition you’ll have the chance of climbing the following 6000 metre peaks and two more 5000 metre peaks for acclimatisation:

  • Siete Hermanos – 4780m
  • Mulas Muertas – 5200m
  • San Francisco – 6023m
  • Ojos del Salado – 6898m
  • Barrancas Blancas – 6125m
  • Vicuñas – 6088m
  • Tres Cruces Sur – 6738m

Other climbing options:

  • OPTION 1: You can acclimatise and climb Ojos del Salado for USD 3100
  • OPTION 2: You can climb 3 x 6000 metre peaks for USD 3250 (San Francisco, Vicuñas and Barrancas Blancas)
  • OPTION 3: You can climb San Francisco for USD 2300

Know more about each one:

  1. Siete Hermanos – 4780m – We climb it in our second day in the region, this is our first contact with altitude. First views to Ojos del Salado and Tres Cruces
  2. Mulas Muertas – 5200m – Our second acclimatisation peak. Although this mountain is 5900m, we only climb it to 5200m as it is just an acclimatisation peak and too early to go higher
  3. San Francisco – 6023m – This is our first 6000 metre peak and world’s easiest 6000er!
  4. Ojos del Salado – 6898m – World’s highest volcano and Andes’s second highest peak. This is our highest point in the trip
  5. Barrancas Blancas – 6125m – Third 6000 metre peak we’ll climb after climbing Ojos and resting for 2 days in the hot springs
  6. Vicuñas – 6088m – From the same basecamp and after a day rest, we climb our fourth 6000 metre peak
  7. Tres Cruces Sur – 6738m – Highest of the 3 peak complex named Tres Cruces (Three Crosses), this is probably the hardest of the 5 peaks but one of the greatest!

Requirements to join this expedition are:

  • International Travel Insurance;
  • Altitude mountain climbing or multi-day altitude treks experience;
  • Be healthy and fit enough;
  • Fill the booking and medical form;
  • Read all the information available on this website

Itinerary

Five 6000 metre Peaks - 21 days

Day 1 – Arrival to Copiapo – 800m

Day 2 – Copiapo – Laguna Santa Rosa Hut – 3700m

Day 3 – Climbing Siete Hermanos – 4780m

Day 4 – Laguna Santa Rosa Hut – Laguna Verde Basecamp – 4400m

Day 5 – Climbing Mulas Muertas – 5200m

Day 6 – Rest day – Laguna Verde – 4300m

Day 7 – Climbing San Francisco – 6023m

Day 8 – Acclimatisation Ojos del Salado – 6150m

Day 10 – Rest day – Laguna Verde – 4300m

Day 11 – Climbing Ojos del Salado – 6898m

Day 12 – Spare extra day or rest day

Day 13 – Spare extra day or rest day

Day 14 – Climbing Barrancas Blancas – 6125m

Day 15 – Spare extra day or rest day

Day 16 – Climbing Vicuñas – 6088m

Day 17 – Spare extra day or rest day

Day 18 – Tres Cruces High camp – 5990m

Day 19 – Climbing Tres Cruces – 6738m

Day 20 – Spare extra day or Descent to Copiapo

Day 21 – Flight out

** The above itinerary is subject to change due weather conditions, performance of the group, political/administrative problems and any other events not described.

Equipment

Having good mountaineering equipment is one of the key points to have a successful expedition. Please note all your personal equipment will be checked by one of our guides in the hotel. You can rent equipment in Copiapo, please let us know in advance what do you need so we let you know availability and prices.

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Cost

Price: USD 4600 per person

 

What’s Included:

  • Leadership Maximo Kausch or Pedro Hauck;
  • Assistant guides 3 clients per guide;
  • Help with equipment rentals in Copiapo;
  • Transport from/to airport;
  • 2 nights in a 3star hotel in Copiapo (shared rooms);
  • 4WD private transport from/to Copiapo;
  • Great Basecamp set up with dinning tent and kitchen;
  • Tents for the whole expedition;
  • 2 night at Laguna Santa Rosa luxury hut;
  • tents for the whole time above 4000 metres;
  • Use of medical kit and medical oxygen
  • Stoves, gas and all kitchen utensils
  • All meals outside Copiapo
  • Local climbing permits for Ojos del Salado, San Francisco e Tres Cruces.

What is NOT included:

  • Flights from/to Copiapo;
  • Personal climbing equipment rental available in Copiapo;
  • Money return in case you abandon the expedition;
  • International travel insurance;
  • Lunch and dinner in Copiapo;
  • Reimbursement for loss or damage of your personal equipment.
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