Cerro Arenales

Cerro Arenales is a heavily ice-covered stratovolcano located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region of Chile, within Laguna San Rafael National Park. It towers over the southern part of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Arenales has a summit elevation of 3,437 meters (11276 feet) above sea level.

Cerro Arenales
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The pyramidal Cerro Arenales can be seen in the center of this NASA image.
Highest point
Elevation3,437 m (11,276 ft) [1][2]
Prominence1,900 m (6,200 ft) [2]
Coordinates47°11′45″S 73°28′06″W / 47.19583°S 73.46833°W / -47.19583; -73.46833Coordinates: 47°11′45″S 73°28′06″W / 47.19583°S 73.46833°W / -47.19583; -73.46833[2]
Cerro Arenales is located in Chile
Cerro Arenales
Cerro Arenales
Parent rangeAndes
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltSouth Volcanic Zone
Last eruptionMarch 1979[1]
First ascent1958 by Tanaka and party


The first ascent of Cerro Arenales was made in 1958 by a Japanese-Chilean expedition, headed by Professor Tanaka. In December 1963 an expedition led by Eric Shipton, crossed the NPIF heading southeast from Laguna San Rafael to Río de la Colonia and accomplished on the way the second ascent.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Cerro Arenales". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2006-10-21.
  2. ^ a b c "Argentina and Chile, Southern: Patagonia Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Arenales: SRTM indicates that this summit is higher than the published 3365m value.Note 15 Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  3. ^ USGS. "P 1386-I -- Chile and Argentina - Wet Andes". Retrieved 2007-02-19.

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