Ascension Volcano Parinacota
Name: Parinacota Volcano
Commune: de Putre
Approximate Latitude: South Latitude: 18º 10'
Approximate length: Length W: 69º 09' Altitude m.s.n.m .: 6,342
Source: Parinacota Volcano Charter, 1: 50,000, I.G.M., 1976 edition,
Datum SAD 1956. Minutes No. 35, Annex 9.
Access: putre to base camp 2 hours approx
Slope: high field to summit 962 meters
Climbing equipment: thermal clothing 3 layers, cane, ice ax,
crampons, ascension boots, headlamp and gloves
Degree of difficulty: without difficulty
Degree of inclination: 45 degrees
Departure from the village Putre (3,500m.m.s.) Hours 10:00 a.m. In the direction of the base camp (4,900m.m.m.m.) arrival time 2:00 p.m. with a 4x4 vehicle.
Hike from the base camp to the high field (5,380m.m.s.n.m.) for 3 hours.
Dinner and sleep
Breakfast at 03:30 am.
Departure from the high camp hours 04:00 am and ascension to the summit. Peak height Parinacota 6.342 (m.s.n.m).
Down to the high field, base camp and back to Putre.
Note: the ascension of this volcano has an acclimatization program by scale of 3,500 m.s.n.m level 2 days, 4,000m.m.s.n.m 3 days and climb 2 half mountain from a level of 4,000 meters to 5100 or 5400m.m.s.n.m then the climb is made. All this is organized by the Andean Tour agency.