The expedition team started the trip with the aim to install a seismographic station at "Ojos del Salado" as high as possible. The earth vibrations of the highest volcano of the earth can be measured with this station. Chile is located in a region which is hit most frequently by earthquakes.

In the frame of its researches in South America, the renowned "GeoForschungszentrum Potsdam (GFZ)", Geological Research Centre of Potsdam, made the measuring station available to the expedition team.

The seismograph was installed by Rainer Zietlow and his team at 5,850m (19,188ft), about 500m (1,640ft) air-line distance from the peak of Ojos del Salado. Powered by solar energy, the seismograph registers every ground motion over a period of nine months.