Ojos del Salado 2015

Ojos del Salado

Ojos del Salado (6,893m), Argentina, South America

11 December 2015 Boris reached the summit of Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano on Earth, the second highest peak of South America.

“For the 2nd time I made a 5,000 km road trip from Sao Paulo through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. After 5 days of busses I arrived in the small village of Fiambalá in the Atacama desert. A taxi brought me another 120 km up the road to Cazadero Grande, the beginning of the route to Ojos del Salado. From there it’s still 50 km walking just to reach base camp at an altitude of 5,500 meter. With a 35 kilo backpack I walked a total distance of 200 km through the desert and climbed the peak Genderme (5,962m), the volcano Volcan del Viento (6,028m), and the Ojos del Salado (6,893m).”


Andes 2015 - 5,300m

On my way to BC at +/- 5,300m

Andes 2015 - El Arenal

BC El Arenal 5,500m


A big thank you to Jonson Reynoso from Fiambala, who helped a lot with information about the route and logistics!

Foz do Iguazu

Foz do Iguazu

Córdoba busstation

Córdoba bus station

Aimogasta busstation

Aimogasta bus station

Hostel San Pedro in Fiambalá

Hostel San Pedro in Fiambalá

Hostel San Pedro in Fiambalá

Hostel San Pedro in Fiambalá

Fiambalá

Fiambalá


On my way back to Sao Paulo I visited friends in the south of Brazil. Together with Alfy Loreni and Fernanda Kiewel I climbed the Pico Paraná (1,877m), the highest peak of southern Brazil. On the hottest day in 2 year we walked 30 km through the rain forest. An awesome but gruelling journey that seemed harder to me than 2 weeks of climbing on Ojos del Salado, specially because of the extreme heat and the endless scrambling over trees and large boulders.


Pico Paraná (1.870m)

Pico Paraná (1,877m)

Fernanda Kiewel

Fernanda Kiewel

Alfy Loreny

Alfy Loreny

Hagedis op onze route

Lizzard

Spin op de route

Spider

Fernanda en Alfy

Fernanda & Alfy


Top 5 highest peaks of South America

# Mountain Range Country Height *
1 Aconcagua High Andes Argentina 6,962m
2 Ojos del Salado Puna Argentina – Chile 6,893m
3 Pissis Puna Argentina 6,793m
4 Bonete Puna Argentina 6,759m
5 Tres Cruces Sur Puna Argentina- Chile 6,748m

* climbed by Boris Krielen

Go to the full list of peaks over 6,000 meter in South America.