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Cerro del Plomo 5424m

del Plomo is a popular and accessible peak in the central Andes of Chile, lying quite close to Santiago and easily reached via the ski resorts of Valle Nevado and La Parva above the city. It can be climbed in two to three days once acclimatised. On the summit in the 1950's a mummified body was found, now believed to be a sacrifice victim.

del Plomo from the south, showing the main glacier and ascent route.

del Plomo from the south, showing the main glacier and ascent route.

del Plomo from the south, showing the main glacier and ascent route.

del Plomo from the south in winter conditions, showing  why it does not make a great ski-mountaineering peak!

We can organise expeditions to del Plomo. For details of how to climb del Plomo and neighbouring peaks please see our guidebooks, which are available in English, Spanish, Polish and French editions, direct from us or from all good bookshops and mountaineering shops.

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