Mt. Ojos del Salado and Mt. Pissis are the two highest volcanoes in the world. This unique expedition has been designed to climb both peaks in a reasonable period of time, while allowing the body to acclimatize to the high altitude. It takes place in the northwest of Argentina, in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert on Earth. Due to its remoteness, the area is still unspoiled, wild and uncrowded. The landscape is an intense composition of colors with turquoise salted lagoons and over 200 gigantic perfectly shaped volcanoes. Along with the climbing, we visit hot springs, watch wild animals such as vicuñas, flamingos, guanacos, llamas and experience technical 4WD off road driving to get to the base camps.
The acclimatizing is done mostly from “La Gruta” (4000m), close to the international San Francisco Pass (4800m) between Chile and Argentina. LaGruta is an ideal place because of its geography, accessibility, water availability and proximity to the mountains. The San Francisco pass is a natural mountain pass to cross the Andes used by many civilizations and in the XVI century, by the first colonization troupes (Diego de Almagro) on their way to what is now Santiago de Chile. Archeological sites, historical points and traces of ancient communities can be visited along the trip.