El Muerto

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Climb in December, January and February, as this is when it's the warmest. However, you have to be prepared for night temperatures down to minus 20 C and on the summit it can be very cold on a chilly day. The sometimes strong winds makes frost bite and issue.

El Muerto is not like most of the other peaks in the area, at least if you choose to climb the south face. Be prepared with crampons, an axe and boots that really can take snow and ice. Gaiters is a must. Walking poles are really of help.

Elevation (feet): 21,286
Elevation (meters): 6,488
Continent: South America
Country: Chile/Argentina
Range/Region: Puna de Atacama
Latitude: -27.0575
Longitude: -68.483889
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Dec
Year first climbed: 1950
Nearest major airport: Copiapo

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