Tarapaca 5680m - the one overlooking Putre

Tarapaca is the highest mountain near Putre. It can be seen from most places within the village of Putre. A short drive early in the morning will bring you to the base of the mountain. You will come across a lot of different colours due to its volcanic origins. Once in the extinct crater you will start the actual climb to the summit. The higher of its two main summits reaches 5900m and the views are impressive. 

 

Depending on the time of the year you will have to wear crampons to cross the frozen snow fields at higher altitude.

climbing Tarapaca

climbing Tarapaca

extinct crater of Tarapaca

extinct crater of Tarapaca

Tarapaca is an extinct volcano

Tarapaca is an extinct volcano

Tarapaca summital ridge

Tarapaca summital ridge

Tarapaca

Tarapaca

Reaching the summit of Tarapaca

Reaching the summit of Tarapaca

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