Ascent of Cerro Toco on 2018-03-08

Climber: Rafee Memon

Others in Party:Brian Cameron (Guide)
Boris Poblete (Guide)
German couple
Date:Thursday, March 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cerro Toco
    Elevation:18386 ft / 5604 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed Toco as a warmup hike for Licancabur. We left my hotel in San Pedro de Atacama around 7:45am. We left the parking area at 10:30am, summited at 12:25pm, and returned to the truck at 2:00pm. Our group pace was very slow, but it was good for acclimatization as this was the highest I'd ever hiked (I previously reached ~16,500ft in Peru in November). There was quite a bit of snow to deal with, but not enough to warrant the use of crampons. We reached the summit ahead of most of the large groups and started descending as they were arriving.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1022 ft / 311 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1022 ft / 311 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Start Trailhead:17364 ft / 5292 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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