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Marmolejo (6,100m), 5-day ascent in Cajon del Maipo, near Santiago

Marmolejo (6,100m), 5-day ascent in Cajon del Maipo, near Santiago | Chile

Get to the top of Marmolejo, the southernmost 6,000-meter peak in the world, on this 5-day mountaineering program led by UIAGM aspirant guide Nicolás in Cajon del Maipo, near Santiago de Chile.



5 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec

Very high


* Reach the summit of the southernmost 6,000-meter peak in the world.

* Challenge yourself on a demanding ascent in the Andes, near Santiago de Chile.

* Live a fantastic experience in the mountains along with an experienced guide.


Would you like to take part of a fantastic experience in the mountain? If you love mountaineering and have prior experience, you can’t miss this chance to get to the top of Marmolejo, in the Andes.

Located on the border between Argentina and Chile, Marmolejo is a mountain in the Andes that reaches 6,108 meters of altitude. Famous for its fantastic glacier, the stratovolcano is the southernmost 6,000-meter peak in the world.

The starting point of this mountaineering adventure will be Santiago de Chile. We’ll meet in the city at 7 am and drive in the direction of Cajón del Maipo. Then, on the following days, we’ll approach different camps to get to the summit of the mountain.

One of the distinctive characteristics of this volcano is its glacier on the top. To reach the summit, we must cross the glacier and face a long ascent. Although challenging, the results will be absolutely rewarding. From the summit, we’ll be able to contemplate a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Please, take a look below for a more detailed description of each day’s activities.

As an experienced guide, I’ll accompany you during the whole experience and provide you with useful information and advice. Safety will always be first on our schedule! As for the requirements, keep in mind that this ascent is for experienced mountaineers with an excellent level of fitness.

So, does this program sound exciting to you? Then don’t hesitate to send the request and make your reservation. It will be a pleasure for me to guide you on the way up to the top of Marmolejo.

Looking for more mountaineering programs in Chile? Check out these trips in Cerro El Plomo and Ojos del Salado.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

- Rope

- Harness

- Crampons

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Not included: accommodation in Santiago de Chile and rental equipment.


Day 1: Santiago de Chile - Base Camp

We’ll depart from Santiago at 7 am. to Cajon del Maipo and start our hike to the Base Camp (3,700 meters) at 10 am.

Duration: 3-4 hours.

Day 2: Base Camp - Camp I

After breakfast at 7 am., we’ll move our camp to Camp I, situated at 4,300 meters above sea level.

Duration: 4 hours.

Day 3: Camp I - Camp II

On day 3, we’ll begin at 8 am. and move the camp to our Camp II, Campo Alto, at 4,900 meters of altitude.

Duration: 5 hours.

Day 4: Summit Day

Long and cold day across the glacier and to the top of the volcano. It will take us around 8 hours to get to the top, according to weather conditions. The descent has a duration of around 6 hours. We’ll start at midnight to take advantage of the good conditions during the night.

Day 5: Last Day

Around 9 am, we’ll start walking in the direction of our vehicle and end our program.

Duration: 6 hours.



More info

Don't forget to bring: boots, gloves, goggles, change of clothes, waterproof jacket, helmet, harness, ice axe and crampons.

Meeting point

Santiago de Chile

About the guide

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Aspirant Guide

I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, with extensive experience in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Perú and Ecuador.

I used to live in Cajón del Maipo, and now I live in Coyhaique, south Chile.

I do a lot of guiding in South America´s High Mountain, especially on technical routes. I also do rock climbing courses in different parts of Chile and in my city.

During my tours, I try to generate the best experience for my clients, and like to teach them about the cultural and environmental importance of the places we visit.





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What people are saying about Nicolás


My guide Angela was great. Her experience and expertise helped me make the climb of a lifetime. My safety and well-being were her first and foremost concern.

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