About the unclimbed Peaks in the Andes and Atacama Desert
The challenge is Level 3 -Extreme. Our amazing and adventurous 14 year old boy will be doing this fundraising event to raise money for Veterans who need our help. In order to do the challenge he will need to purchase kit and equipment for the climb and also fund travel costs.
The Atacama Desert is a desert plateau in South America covering a 1,000-km strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. The Atacama desert is one of the driest places in the world, as well as the only true desert to receive less precipitation than the polar deserts. The Andes, running along South America’s western side, is among the world’s longest mountain ranges. Its varied terrain encompasses glaciers, volcanoes, grassland, desert, lakes and forest. The mountains shelter pre-Columbian archaeological sites and wildlife including chinchillas and condors. From Venezuela in the north, the range passes through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.
Your Chile Unclimbed Peaks Expedition combines both of the above, the Atacama Desert and the Andes Mountains in a once in a lifetime opportunity to climb more than 1 Unclimbed Peak in the Atacama Desert of Chile. These peaks are extinct volcanoes and lie completely separate across the desert at altitudes of between 4,600 m – 5,600 m. Your expedition involves attempting to complete 2 or 3 x first ascents on 2 or 3 of these previously unclimbed volcanoes. We will use 4×4 transport to reach as close as possible before trekking in to make out base camp and then explore the route up these volcanoes. A real exploratory expedition.
A truly memorable adventure of a lifetime.
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At a glance:
Day 1 – International Flight
Day 2 – Arrival in Copiapo.
Day 3 – Copiapo to Laguna Santa Rosa Hut (3,773 m)
Day 4 – Acclimatisation climb up Siete Hermanos (4,780 m)
Day 5 – Drive to Hot Springs (4,100 m)
Day 6 – Drive to Base Camp 1 (4,600 m) via Laguna Bravas
Day 7 – Acclimatisation Day
Day 8 – Climb Cerro Del Medio (5,442 m) or Gemelos North (5,220 m)
Day 9 – Climb 2nd unclimbed peak or move to Base Camp 2 at Selado Corbea (3,970 m)
Day 10 – Move to Base Camp 2 or rest day
Day 11 – Climb Sierra de Corbea (4,764 m)
Day 12 – Return to Bahia Inglesa and hotel
Day 13 – Day at Bahia Inglesa
Day 14 – International Flight back to UK
Day 15 – Arrive in UK