Ascent of Ojos del Salado on 2017-12-25

Climber: Eric Gilbertson

Date:Monday, December 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ojos del Salado
    Elevation:22615 ft / 6893 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had just climbed Aconcagua a few days earlier, so was well-acclimated for a quick ascent of Ojos. After flying to Copiapo I rented an SUV and drove to the Murray Hut. From there I hiked and hitch-hiked to Atacama Camp then hiked up to Tejos Refuge for the night. There is no longer a ranger at Atacama Camp, so no need for any fees. Just request the Difrol document online before you show up, print it out, and show it to the customs agent while driving over from Copiapo.
I summitted the next day, Christmas Morning, and was the only one on the mountain. It took 3hrs 45 minutes up from Tejos to the summit, and another hour back down. I spent the night at Tejos again, then hiked/hitched out back to my car the next day, with spare time to climb a few more 6000m peaks nearby.

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