Ojos del Salado Mountaineering Expedition
Exercise DRAGON CHILEAN VOLCANO

The team that were assembled to look after us during our stay were excellent. They quickly understood the group dynamic and practiced their English as we practiced our Spanish. When difficult decisions about the expedition needed to be made I felt fully included in the process.

JC was a top base camp manager/driver/chef, throughout the trip the team constantly commented on the high quality of the food and looked forward to evening meals. On the mountain, Roberto always set a good pace for the group and Mario was available to offer assistance and route advice when required. All of the long drives were fine and didn’t cause us any concern. This was brilliant trip that was well organized and fun, I’m sure this atmosphere was key in allowing us to achieve our goal.

I am writing a Post Exercise Report for the Army and am giving Chile Montana a very strong recommendation for future British Military expeditions to also use. On top of the excellent staff on the trip, Vivianne was exceptionally helpful with my planning.

Thank you all.

Colin Kingshott

Expedition leader of the EDCV Ojos del Salado Expedition, January February 2017

Guides: Roberto Saenz, Mario Perez
Base camp manager: Juan Carlos Briceño