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San José volcano guided ascent in Central Andes

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An unforgettable 9-day mountaineering trip up to the summit of the massive stratovolcano of San José. A unique expedition in the Central Andes led by the local IFMGA guide, Eduardo.


9 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec


I am proposing a 9-day ascent expedition to the San José summit. A prudent time to get well acclimatized and enjoy the Central Andes’ beauties.

The San José is a 5821-meter-high volcano lying just in the Chilean-Argentinean border. It is a millenarian volcano which currently contains superposed craters and volcanic lava flows. Despite of that, this volcano only erupted in the 19th and 20th centuries. That makes it a really enjoyable ascent.

The reasons why I’d like to guide you there are the following ones:

  • You will be part of a real challenge in the heart of the Central Andes;

  • We’ll walk across a stunning Andean landscape;

  • There will be the best panoramic views of all the surrounding peaks over 6000 meters of height.

I recommend to do this climbing trip from November to March. The spring and summer times are the most suitable for a nice experience in the Central Andes.

I can take with me a group of 6 to 12 guests. I have some open groups for next departures that you can join if you are alone. All participants must have an excellent fitness level. Keep in mind that the high altitude and its temperatures can turn this trip into a demanding one.

So, if you want to join me for a unique climbing expedition to this rarely visited area of the Central Andes, please contact me! Fill out the form and I will answer you as soon as possible.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters


More info

Not included in the price:

– International and/or domestic flights – Personal equipment (mattress, sleeping bag, backpack and others) – Compulsory travel insurances (accidents, repatriation) and other insurances of any kind (e.g. medical, trip cancellation – strongly recommended) – Dinner in Santiago – Tips – Extra costs for early departure – Any service/cost not mentioned in the program

Meeting point

Santiago de Chile

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile.

Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry ski courses as well as guiding, expeditions and ascent to the most famous volcanoes in Chile.

You can enjoy a multi-sport trip and why not also a deserved relax in hot springs as Termas Geometricas and all this in the loneliness of many of the places where we are going to travel. An invaluable treasure to your hand thanks to Volcanes del Sur Expediciones.


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