Ojos del Salado - and the "ruta de los seis milles"

Ojos del Salado is the highest volcano on earth and the second highest peak in the Andes reaching 6900m altitude. It is located at the boarder between Argentina and Chile, in a very dry region part of the atacama desert. It is however not the only peak getting above the symbolic 6000m limit in the region. There are so many other volcanoes reaching this altitude that both Chile and Argentina named the international pass "the 6000 road". Among its neighbours belong cerro san fransisco 6030m, nevado tres cruces 6710m, el muerto 6510, nevado solo 6200m, Barrancas Blancas 6110m, Vicuñas 6067m. Take profit to be in the region to climb several of the lower volcanoes to get acclimatized for Ojos del Salado !

on the slopes of Ojos del Salado

on the slopes of Ojos del Salado

getting closer to the crater

Ojos del Salado 6902m

Ojos del Salado 6902m

this is the altitude our civil GPS read (+ or - 7m)

Base camp at laguna verde

Base camp at laguna verde

Climbing Ojos in the early morning

Climbing Ojos in the early morning

high camp at 5900m

high camp at 5900m

climbing cerro san fransisco

climbing cerro san fransisco

which is 6030m high

Barrancas blancas 6070m

Barrancas blancas 6070m

another 6000m volcano in the region

Ojos del Salado

Ojos del Salado

approaching the crater

group of climbers on Barrancas blanc

group of climbers on Barrancas blanc

climbing cerro san fransisco

climbing cerro san fransisco

climbing mulas muertas

climbing mulas muertas

on the ruta de los 6000's

on the ruta de los 6000's

just before the crux of Ojos

just before the crux of Ojos

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