Monte Sarmiento

Monte Sarmiento
Photo by Frank Holden, yate 'Westerly Serenade', all rights reserved.

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.

Elevation (feet): 7,546
Elevation (meters): 2,300
Continent: South America
Country: Chile
Range/Region: Patagonia
Latitude: -54.45
Longitude: -70.8333
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

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