Punta Arenas is the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region and the most populous southernmost city in the world.
It is also the best starting point for any mountain climbing trip to the Cordillera Darwin and Alberto de Agostini National Park. It’s an excellent choice for an adventurous and off the beaten path outdoor adventure.
Monte Darwin (2.438 meters) and Monte Saramiento (2.246 meters) are two of the most popular mountaineering options. Both offer great views out over the surrounding glaciers and icefields as well as present intermediate-level challenges for mountaineers.
Monte Italia, Monte Bove, Monte Roncagli, Monte Luis de Saboya, Monte Della Vedova and Monte Buckland are a few of the other most popular mountain climbing spots in the range.
Punta Arenas is also an excellent starting point for mountain climbing trips to Antarctica.
During the mountain climbing season, average daily temperatures in Punta Arenas range from 8 ºC to 15 ºC. This is also the wettest time of year, but the area receives very little precipitation in general.
Any trip to Punta Arenas begins with a flight into the international airport in Punta Arenas (PUQ), which offers direct flights from the airport in Santiago (SCL). Most guides will opt to meet you here or in the city prior to starting the trip.
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