Ascent to 6732-meter Llullaillaco Volcano
I dont know where to start. But david do not speak english, as he said and lupe from explore and share said he did. But I was thinking okay ill get to practice My spanish. But we had some trouble in communication. And there was some bad communication between david and Explorer and share so i did not get the expedition i bought. I paid My self for 3 days at hostels and hotels althoug it was included also 100 dollars extra for base camp at llullaillaco. At grand tolar david left me at gave me a local guide lorenzo also only speaking spanish but really nice and peacefull and great Guy by the way. But david said he has problems so he had to go. When i got down from summit no david. So i write to him a litle angry where he was and where My stuff was and he was in a city 3 hours away. But he got me some transport to him and ill ended up paying for My hotel there to. Now to the good things. The expedition where beutyfull. And david know whats good for you i got good aklimatation and most places where absolutely stunning. Will i recomend david. Probely not. Unless you speak spanish and make sure everthing is sorte out and no misunderstandings.
Ascent to Llullaillaco Volcano 6740m
Gaston is very a reliable and respected guide. He has a great experience to share. We climbed together Plomo from Santiago de Chile. It remains unforgettable.
Lluillaillaco is the second highest volcano in the world, and it stands up so gigantic and imposing that it can be seen from a distance of 189 km!
Best time to visit
February to September
Argentina: +54 Chile: +56
Argentine peso/ Chilean peso
The climate of Llullaillaco is very dry, cold and sunny. The average temperature is around −13 °C , and can drop to as low as −20 °C at night
How to get there
You will need to arrange transport to the volcano with your guide or drive either from Salta Province in Argentina or from Antofagasta in Chile
The Lluillaillaco Volcano, in the north of Argentina and Chile, is a stately and remote peak where you will find unique landscapes and colors. Lluillaillaco is also the highest archeological site in the world, where Incaa remains have been discovered, making it a mysterious and ancient place to explore. The slopes of Llullaillaco are very steep, especially at higher altitudes. At 6, 100 m, the volcano has a crater with snow and ice. Further up, at the summit, it has four lava domes. The ascent is difficult, and you will need to have mountaineering experience and a good fitness level to take on this challenge. An experienced guide will be able to help you with logistics and also provide adequate safety guidelines. The slopes of the volcano are fairly steep, with an altitude drop of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) over only 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) horizontal distance. The slopes high up are steeper than those at lower altitudes. A crater at 6,100 metres (20,000 ft) altitude was formed early in the development of the Llullaillaco volcano. Erosion has reduced it to a plateau. This crater is filled with snow and ice. The ice shows evidence of recent geothermal heating. Llullaillaco seen from space, with lava flows clearly visible. The summit of Llullaillaco is formed by a small cone with about four associated lava domes, which reach lengths of 1–3 kilometres (0.62–1.86 mi) and have abrupt walls
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