Monte Darwin

Elevation (feet): 8,163
Elevation (meters): 2,488
Continent: South America
Country: Chile
Range/Region: Patagonia
Latitude: -54.75
Longitude: -69.4833
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1961
First successful climber(s): Eric Shipton, E. Garcia, F. Vivanco, C. Marangunic
Nearest major airport: Ushuaia, Argentina
Convenient Center: Ushuaia, Argentina

Monte Darwin is the highest peak of Tierra del Fuego. It rises on the Cordillera Darwin, a heavily glaciated range on the extreme southern shore of South America. Most of the high mountains of the cordillera rise within Chile, although the range stretches into Argentina, where, just across the border, Ushuaia is the world's most southerly city. Tourism is continually growing in Ushuaia, and several trails lead into the mountains from the city. Reaching the higher mountains, however, such as Monte Darwin and Monte Sarmiento, requires a boat.

Trip Reports

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  • Log #1413 - by Cedomir Marangunic on Dec 04, 2003
    Lots of wind, snow and clouds