Isluga Volcano - an active crater which is easily accessible

Isluga volcano is close to the Bolivian/Chilean boarder of Colchane. As it belongs to the active volcanoes in the region it is among the mountains which are visited every now and then. the car can hlp you up to 4400m altitude and 700m more await you to reach the highest point of the crater. Alook into it, and you will observe many fumaroles. The sulfur smell might get quite intense. The loose volcanic ash (scree slope) make for a quick descent.

 

When climbed from Putre, it is usually combined with the visit of Salar de Surire and the thermal water springs. Can be done within 2 days.

pclimber protecting from Sulfur fume

pclimber protecting from Sulfur fume

view into Isluga's crater

view into Isluga's crater

flamigos in Isluga's National Park

flamigos in Isluga's National Park

Active crater of Isluga

Active crater of Isluga

descent in scree slopes

descent in scree slopes

Flowers on Islugas' slope

Flowers on Islugas' slope

smoking crater of Isluga

smoking crater of Isluga

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crater_isluga

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