Geographically located in the Bolivian province of Parinacota, in the department of Oruro, this volcano also shares its greatness with the Chilean high plateau. On this side, it is part of Region I, west of Arica and within the Lauca National Park.
On the way to the summit of the Parinacota Volcano, you will have to climb a glacier that extends from the 5,200 meters high to the top of the mountain. This glacier will challenge you with slopes between 35° and 50° of altitude change that will force you to use crampons and ice axes.
In the spring season you can find some cracks, mostly easy to jump, so it is very important to carry an auxiliary rope (12 to 20 meters), and have the technical knowledge to secure, hoist and knot it.
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Because of its location, the mountain is very cold. At night, temperatures range between -14 ° and -24 °.
Bolivian or Chilean pesos.
It is possible to get Parinacota by public transport. There are bus companies with daily services from different points of Bolivia and Chile.
May to December.
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