Ojos del Salado, Argentina/Chile

Prominence: 3688 m, 12100 ft

Elevation: 6893 meters, 22,615 feet

Approx. Isolation: 630.66 km, 391.87 mi
Alternate Name(s)Nevado Ojos del Salado
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)27° 6' 35'' S; 68° 32' 33'' W
-27.109671, -68.54257 (Dec Deg)
545340E 7001335N Zone 19 (UTM)
Chile (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceCatamarca (Highest Point)
Atacama (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Ojos del Salado:
     Andes 6000-meter Peaks (Rank #2)
     World Country High Points (Rank #11)
     World Top 100 by Prominence (Rank #44)
     Argentina Province High Points (Rank #2)
     The Volcanic Seven Summits (Rank #1)
     World Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #44)
     South America Country High Points (Rank #2)
     World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high (Rank #8)
     Chile Region High Points (Rank #1)
     Country High Points of the Americas (Rank #2)
     The Second Seven Summits (Rank #2)
     South America Range3 High Points (Rank #2)
     1500-meter Prominence Peak with Ascents (Rank #134)
     Peaks with Most Page Views on Site (Rank #48)
     UN Member State High Points (Rank #11)
     South America UN Member High Points (Rank #2)
     Pre-1815 World Top 50 by Prominence [Historic] (Rank #45)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       The Andes: A Guide for Climbers (Biggar)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2006-01-15 by Pere Rodés Muñoz
     2011-01-08 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2011-01-08 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2011-01-08 by Adam Walker
     2011-01-10 by Adam Helman (Unsuccessful)
     2014-12-03 by James Stone

View ascents of peak by registered members (23 total)

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Ojos del Salado, the second highest peak in the Andes, is often entirely snow-free due to its location in the arid Atacama (2005-12-31). Photo by Ken Jones.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3688 m/12,100 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3688 m/12,100 ft
  Line Parent: Aconcagua
  Key Col: 3205 m/10,515 ft
Isolation630.66 km/391.87 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Aconcagua  (SSW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: South America
Range2: Andes
Range3: Puna de Atacama (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsPuna de Atacama (HP)
Internal Drainage-S.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
Data SourceGPS Reading or LIDAR
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Rock climbing at over 6800 meters/22,000 feet: the summit pitch on Ojos del Salado (2006-01-07). Photo by Ken Jones.
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