Ojos del Salado Expedition
Departed 22nd November 2019
Leader: Tom Sylvester
Summit success for the team on Ojos! Tom called in today to say that Steve, Chantelle and himself reached the summit of Ojos on the 2nd Dec. It was a hard day, but the weather was in their favour. Paul set out, but turned round with Jeff early on in the summit bid. Andy wanted an extra days rest and was heading up with Jeff today, but the winds are much stronger today, so Andy is just hoping to break his height record.
The team have had a good couple of days climbing acclimatisation peaks Siete Hermanas (4950m) and Cerro Pastillitos (5090m) and everyone is doing well. They will leave Laguna Santa Rosa today to head for their next camp on the way to Volcano Copiapo (6052m).
Tom called today today to say that the team are now camped at Laguna Santa Rosa, and are having a great time. Yesterday the group took an acclimatisation walk and marvelled at the amazing scenery of the salt flats of the plateau – a particular highlight was seeing flamingos in the wild! Today they will climb Cerro Siete Hermanas, before returning to camp.
The team have all arrived safely with their luggage and are now at the hotel in Copiapo.