Volcan Lanin

Elevation (feet): 12,388
Elevation (meters): 3,776
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina/Chile
Range/Region: Patagonia
Latitude: -39.6639
Longitude: -71.5047
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Dormant
Most recent eruption: XVIII Century
Year first climbed: 1897
First successful climber(s): Rodolfo Hauthal (German)
Nearest major airport: San Martin de los Andes (Chapelco)
Convenient Center: Juin de los Andes

Thanks to Matias Mari for adding this peak.

An extinct volcano, Lanin takes its name from a local Mapuche word meaning "the extinguished one."

The path starts next to the Forester's Sectional, where it is done the obligatory equipment control. You don't need an authorized guide, but it is suggested in case you are climbing for the first time. It is also recommended to be advised at Administracion de Parques Nacionales dependences before starting the climbing. It is not allowed to reserve places at the shelters.

The 2-day climb to the summit is via the Argentine side through thinly vegetated moraine and monkey puzzle forest up to the "Espina de Pescado". We camp above snow level at approximately 8,040 feet (there are 3 shelters)before attempting the glacier topped summit the next day.

This climb not requires technical skills. Ice axes and crampons are necessary.

Thanks to Matias Mari for this description.