Mount Ojos Del Salado Jan 2018

GEC  Mount Ojos Del Salado Expedition 2018
Altitude : 6,893 m (22,615 ft)

 

 

 

Mount Ojos Del Salado 

 

Nevado Ojos del Salado is a stratovolcano in the Andes on the Argentina–Chile border and the highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 m (22,615 ft). It is also the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere and the highest in Chile. It is located about 600 km (370 mi) north of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere at 6,961 m (22,838 ft).

The best season to climb goes from November to March. It is a cold and windy mountain. It has two refuges: “Claudio Lucero” shelter at 4.500 and “Tejos” shelter at 5.830.

Due to its location near the Atacama Desert, the mountain has very dry conditions with snow usually only remaining on the peak during winter, though heavy storms can cover the surrounding area with a few feet of snow even in summer. Despite the generally dry conditions, there is a permanent crater lake about 100 m (330 ft) in diameter at an elevation of 6,390 m (20,960 ft) on the eastern side of the mountain. This is most likely the highest lake of any kind in the world.

Its name, meaning roughly “Eyes of the Salty One” in Spanish, comes from the enormous deposits of salt that, in the form of lagoons or “eyes”, appear in its glaciers.

 

 

EXPEDITION SCHEDULE

 

The team will be climbing Mount Aconcagua from Dec 10th – 28th, 2017 and after resting few days, the team is schedule to climb Mount Ojos Del Salado from 1st – 10th January, 2018.