Only 1h30 driving from the village of San Pedro de Quemes, you'll be driven to the foot of the crater at 4300m from where a trail leads up to the active crater at 4980m. You will find yourself surrounded by Yellow Sulfur. When the sulfur clouds and the wind allow it, you can go further up to the highest point at 5176m. 

 

This volcano takes half a day (getting up early) and is ideal to acclimatize before going higher. 

 

 

Volcan Iruputuncu 5176m - Visit the sulfur spitting crater

Sulfur Fumaroles

Sulfur Fumaroles

only on this volcano will you get so close to the fumes !

Nissan Patrol at the parking

Nissan Patrol at the parking

The vehicle leaves you with 500m d+ to reach the crater

climbing Iruputuncu volcano

climbing Iruputuncu volcano

only 500m altitude difference separate you from the car to the crater.

view from Iruputuncu volcano

view from Iruputuncu volcano

a small saltflat is senn in the background

on the way up

on the way up

one starts to smell the sulfur in the air

remnants from the sulfur mine

remnants from the sulfur mine

Until the early 70's many sulfur mines where exploited in difficult working conditions.

Santiago

Santiago

our local guide from San pedro de quemes

inside the crater

inside the crater

pretty rare to be part of it

Summit view

Summit view

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