Volcan Copiapo 6052m
Copiapo is a rarely climbed volcano above the Salar de Maricunga in Chile, about 4 hours drive from the city of the same name. There are routes on the north, west and east sides of the mountain and some very interesting Inca ruins and piles of firewood on the summit of this peak.
Volcan Copiapo in Chile from our campsite in the Quebrada Villalobos, January 2017.
Volcan Copiapo in the distance on the left, as seen from the south and the Laguna Negro Francisco.
Volcan Copiapo summit.
Firewood and Inca walls just beneath the summit of Volcan Copiapo in Chile.
We can organise guided ascents of this peak. For details of how to climb Volcan Copiapo and neighbouring peaks in the southern Puna de Atacama and Agua Negra area please see our guidebook available in English, Spanish, Polish and French editions, direct from us or from all good bookshops and mountaineering shops.