Monte Pissis

Elevation (feet): 22,241
Elevation (meters): 6,779
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -27.7833
Longitude: -68.85
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1937
First successful climber(s): Osiecki and Szczepanski
Nearest major airport: Santiago del Estero or , San Juan, Argentina
Convenient Center: Tinogasta, Argentina

Monte Pissis is the third highest mountain in South America, behind Aconcagua (22,841 ft.) and Ojos del Salado (22,572 ft.). Monte Pissis is an extremely remote mountain, rising east of the Argentina-Chile border, on the rim of the Atacama Desert. It is seldom climbed because of the length and logistical difficulties of an approach, particularly difficult given the aridity of this desert region. A winter ascent is recommended because snow may be the only source of water.

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