The Madison Mountaineering Ojos del Salado expedition team has arrived in Atacama Camp, which will serve as their base camp on Ojos del Salado! After one final soak in the hot springs, the team hit the road towards the next stop on their journey, with views galore of the surrounding volcanoes. Expedition leader, Terray Sylvester checks in with a brief update from Chile:
Hello from Atacama Camp (5251m/17,227ft)! After a leisurely morning featuring another soak in the hot springs at Laguna Verde, we drove here to Ojos del Salado Base Camp, AKA Atacama Camp. We set up camp and ate a lunch of cheese and fresh veggie quesadillas. Now we’re resting and taking in the views of the surrounding volcanoes.
All is well! Hasta mañana!
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