After having to wait out the weekend in Copiapo we now have procured the required permits for Ojos del Salado. We also bought 40l of water as well as a 20l canister for gasoline before heading out into the Atacama desert up to the Laguna Verde, from where we will stage our 3-4 day attempt on Ojos.
We also bought spare batteries for the headlamps and GPS, as well as a detailed mountaineering map of the area. We received detailed instructions from the Aventurismo office here in Copiapo, so now we think we are sufficiently prepared for the Ojos climb.
Tonight I will activate the SPOT tracker (see Ojos tracking page) and send an OK message from the Laguna Verde.
Wish us luck for Ojos del Salado!