Lascar

Elevation (feet): 18,507
Elevation (meters): 5,641
Continent: South America
Country: Chile
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -23.365203
Longitude: -67.737146
Difficulty: Walk up
Nearest major airport: Calama
Convenient Center: San Pedro de Atacama

Thanks to Philippe Noth and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

This active strato volcano had its largest historical eruption in April 1994, producing plinian columns 22km high above the crater. The track south of Toconao village, heading to Laguna Lejia and Argentina, climbs up to 4500m and passes very close to Lascar's black west side. Several travel agencies in San Pedro de Atacama can organize the ascent.

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Lascar.

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  • Log #13711 - by Bernard Tobin on May 01, 2004
    Conditions almost ideal, fine clear day -5C but very windy at top we couldn't stand up unaided, 50 -60 kph ?
  • Log #13712 - by Tobias Mannheimer on Oct 14, 2003
    Only active vulcano in the Atacama desert, smells very bad... Got a good portion of altitude sickness (the smell didn't make it any better); on the Chilean maps it's marked as around 5,200m, but it's...