Achen Niyeu

Elevation (feet): 5,249
Elevation (meters): 1,600
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Patagonia
Latitude: -39.863701
Longitude: -71.56477
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Most recent eruption: Arround the year 1800
Nearest major airport: Chapelco Airport
Convenient Center: Junín de los Andes / San Martín de los Andes

Thanks to Andrés for adding this peak.

Also known as Cerro Escorial. A young basaltic volcano, south of Lanín volcano. A stratovolcano of Pleistocene age.

The route is very simple, with a path well marked starting in Laguna Verde, crosing the forest and continue until it turns to the right, passing the lava trail behind, and start to climb the volcano itself. It's a very nice walk up for a full day journey. The crater reaches in 4-5 hours. In the opposite slope lies the summit, well marked by rocks and coihue sticks.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Achen Niyeu.

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  • Log #21603 - by Andrés on Feb 25, 2009
    Same description as the main page of this volcano. Summit photo with my girlfriend: