Photo by Frank Holden, yate Westerly Serenade
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1956|
|First successful climber(s):||Carlo Mauri, C. Meffei|
|Nearest major airport:||Punta Arenas, Chile|
|Convenient Center:||Punta Arenas, Chile|
Monte Sarmiento is an awesome icy spire, rising on the northern coast of Tierra del Fuego in the Parque Nacional Alberto de Agostini. The peak looks out across the Cockburn Canal to the countless rugged islands of the southwestern Patagonia coast. Though the major center for much of Tierra del Fuego is the tourist town of Ushuaia, Sarmiento's northern location on the island makes it more easily accessible from Punta Arenas, a Chilean coastal city located to the north, across the Strait of Magellan.