From the bustling urban capital of Santiago, forming part of the picturesque Andean background, is the Cerro el Altar. The mountain is the second highest mountain visible from the city after Cerro el Plomo. It stands at 5,180 meters above sea level and is a highly accessible mountain to conquer, being open to beginners.
Temperatures in the Chilean Andes are much cooler than the other regions of the country. The dominant climate in the north Andes is dry.
Visit between the months of November and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
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