Ascent of Nevado Chachani in 2004-05

Climber: Jeff Crow

Others in Party:Luis my guide.
Date:May, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Nevado Chachani
    Elevation:19872 ft / 6056 m

Ascent Trip Report

Met my guide Luis in Arequipa. Equipment check, & then off to meet our transport, a 4x4 with another climbing party of 4. Drove around "El Misti", to the Chachani TH @ 13,000+'! Hike to set up camp @ 15000 +'. (lizards @ 14,000'!)
Summit morning beautiful, no wind, coca tea, passed other group of 1 guide, 3 climbers near the 17,000' level. (Gave my Diomox tablet to struggling member of other group.) Slow, winding grind up to summit. Beautiful, clear weather. The other guided party summited with only 1 of the 3 climbers making it to the summit. Great views into Chile & Bolivia.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Guide, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Great visiblity & weather!

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