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Cerro Marmolejo ascent in the Central Andes

Cerro Marmolejo ascent
Cerro Marmolejo ascent
Cerro Marmolejo ascent

Join certified guide Cristian Dario Silva Bolla on an exciting 8-day Cerro Marmolejo ascent in Cajón del Maipo in the Central Andes starting from Chile.



8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Climb to the top of the stunning Cerro Marmolejo in Cajón del Maipo.
  • Discover the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes Mountains.
  • Join a certified guide on a well planned out mountaineering program in Chile.


Would you like to discover one of the best mountains in the Andes for mountaineering? Then join me on this 8-day Cerro Marmolejo ascent starting from Chile.

At 6,108 m (20,039 ft), Cerro Marmolejo is the southernmost six-thousander in the world. Located on the border of Argentina and Chile, in Cajón del Maipo, in the Central Andes, this breathtaking stratovolcano is popular among mountaineers. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also a great training ground for Aconcagua or Ojos del Salado ascents.

On this 8-day program, we will have the chance to climb Marmolejo slowly but surely to its stunning top. We will begin on a hill bridge and approach the Engorda Valley to enter the Marmolejo Valley, where we will set up base camp at 3300 meters and then two subsequent high camps before we reach the summit.

Please keep in mind that this is a challenging climb that requires some technical skills. In the first few days, we will walk an average of 5 to 6 hours, and then 12 hours on summit day. Furthermore, we will need to use crampons and ice-axes on some stretches. Additionally, we will encounter a variety of climatic conditions that we will also have to weather.  Therefore, it is important that you are well-prepared physically and that you have prior mountaineering skills. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!

So, are you ready to climb one of the most stunning mountains in the Andes? Then book your place and join me on this 8-day program to the top of the breathtaking Marmolejo!

Or, if you prefer, I also offer a 4-day ascent to San Jose Volcano.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Mountain guide expenses

- Tips

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

prices include mules, tent, kitchenette, certified guide with experience and wfr, 3 meals a day during the 8 days, radio equipment, first aid kit.


Day 1: Camp 1-3200 m.a.s.l

We will meet at 9 am at the lodge and set off to Puente Colina where we will load the horses and set of on our trek to the first campsite at 3200 m.a.s.l.

Day 2: Acclimatization day at camp 1

Day 3: Camp 2

We will head to the west side of the mountain to set up base at camp 2 at an altitude of 4900 m.

Day 4: Camp 3

We will continue on to camp 3.

Day 5: Summit day- 6108 m.a.s.l

We will enjoy the stunning views from the top of the Marmolejo summit and then return to camp 2.

Day 6: Return to camp 1

Day 7: Return to the lodge or hostel

Day 8: Extra day

We have scheduled in an extra day in case we face bad weather or need another rest day.




Lodging in the mountain villages and campsites when we are out in the mountain.

Meeting point

In the Baños Morales area. Passengers must arrive from the airport to the lodging they decide and then we will meet for a short trip briefing to present and review food and equipment.

Equipment you will need to bring


Watter bottle

Other gear: sleeping bag, mountain clothing, hiking and mountain gloves, trekking and high mountain shoes, ice ax and sticks, mat, backpack, tent, etc.

About the guide

I'm Christian, aspirant IFMGA guide from Chile, formed in the AGMTB and ENAM, the national school of mountaineering in Chile.

I like to guide in the mountains, mountain skiing in the southern volcanoes and central zone, rock and ice climbing. I have been in the Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Real, and Chilean Andes. I have experience in rescues and WFR first aid.



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