Licancabur

Elevation (feet): 19,455
Elevation (meters): 5,930
Continent: South America
Country:
Range/Region: Puna de Atacama
Latitude: -22.8333
Longitude: -67.8833
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Volcanic status: Extinct
Year first climbed: 1886
First successful climber(s): J. Santdias,
Nearest major airport: Santiago, Chile
Convenient Center: Calama, Chile

Volcán Licancábur is an extinct volcano rising above the Altacama Desert. It is part of an extensive north-south line of high volcanoes, many of which are over 18,000 feet. Pili, the highest mountain of the region, rises roughly forty miles to the south, entirely in Chile. The summit of Licancábur still holds the remains of an Incan altar and several Incan shelters. It also has a small lake near its summit which owns the distinction of being the world's highest lake. There are no glaciers on the mountain, and the ascent is fairly straightforward.