Ascent of Nevado Chachani in 2004-05
|Others in Party:||Luis my guide.|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||19872 ft / 6056 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMet 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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