Mountaineering Santiago Chile
¡ Come and climb the most classic peaks of the central region of Chile and enjoy its amazing landscapes !
CERRO EL PLOMO 5.430 MSNM
Climb an ancient Inca sanctuary in the heart of Chile and enjoy the magnificent views over the Central Andes and the Valle Central with Chile’s capital Santiago! You will be able to see the majestic Aconcagua and Tupungato while enjoying all the emotions and the beauty of climbing a five thousand meter peak. This ascent also serves as a good acclimatization for those who intend to climb other peaks during the season such as Aconcagua or Ojos del Salado.
CERRO ACONCAGUA 6.880 MSNM
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres. The Aconcagua is part of the Andes mountain range (province of Mendoza, Argentina).
The scheduled date for the 2017-2018 season expedition is from January 31st 2018 to February 12th 2018.
The summit is located about 15 kilometres from the international border with Chile. It is one of the Seven Summits (the highest mountains of each of the seven continents).
With good climate, from the summit we’ll be able to enjoy an incredible 360° view that you’ll never forget: infinite mountains, white fields and glaciers, including the stunning peaks of Cerro Mercedario and Cerro Tolosa.
VOLCANO OJOS DEL SALADO (6,890 M )
Volcano Ojos del Salado ("water source of the salty river") at 6,890m is the highest volcano in the world. It is also the second highest mountain outside the Himalaya, second to Aconcagua (6,962m) which lies 630km to the south in Argentina. Its name comes from the enormous deposits of salt which appear in its snowfields in the form of lagoons or “eyes”.
Conditions on the mountain tend to be very dry due to the influence of the nearby Atacama Desert, but despite this, snow can fall at any time and summit day can be quite windy and exposed. Ojos del Salado also boasts the world’s highest lake which is a crater lake on the peak’s eastern side at 6,390m.
CERRO EL MORADO 4647 MSNM
Morado is one of the most beautiful and emblematic mountains of Chile´s Central Andes. Its name was given by local arrieros because of the color of its impressive and dreaded South Face, which turns purple at dusk. Its image is downright surprising when seen from the South, specially from the Laguna de Morales in the Morado Natural Reserve.
About the mythical South Face
Morado´s South Face is part of the Central Andes´ "rock trilogy", formed by Cerro Arenas´ South Face, Punta Zanzi´s North Face and Morado itself.
El Morado Peak, with its 4.674 mtrs, is an interesting challenge since it gathers all the ingredients of an alpine ascent just a few hours away from Santiago.
CERRO APAREJO 4.800 MSNM
This pretty nice peak is well seen from the road. From down there it resembles a perfect pyramide. Getting closer it builts up to an enormous face rising more than 1000m above the bergschrund, culminating in a vertical summit triangle. The rock turns out gypsum which, where not held together by a good cover of ice and snow, has to be climbed with crampons. The backside is entirely different: flat and an easy descent. Ice couloirs have been seen in the left part of the face.(1.000M 55º)
CERRO ALTAR 5.180 MSNM AND FALSO ALTAR 4.549 MSNM
Located in the valley of Yerba Loca only 30 minutes from the city, these 2 mountains that we can see clearly from Santiago These 2 mountains have classic routes of 75º and 1000 meters of climbing ,with a spectacular view of the valley of Santiago from the summit, an incredible challenge for lovers of the long routes in snow and ice.An incredible adventure in the Central Andes.