Cerro Catedral

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Cerro Catedral
Cerro Catedral.jpg
Elevation 2,405 m (7,890 ft)
Location
Cerro Catedral is located in Argentina
Cerro Catedral
Cerro Catedral
Argentina
Location Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina
Range Andes
Coordinates 41°11′S 71°27′W / 41.183°S 71.450°W / -41.183; -71.450Coordinates: 41°11′S 71°27′W / 41.183°S 71.450°W / -41.183; -71.450
Climbing
Easiest route South

Cerro Catedral is a mountain located 19 kilometres (12 mi) from San Carlos de Bariloche, and inside the Nahuel Huapí National Park, Patagonia, Argentina.

The mountain holds one of the biggest ski centers in South America, with a skiable area of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi), over 100 km (62 mi) of ski runs, and a lift capacity of 22,200 skiers per hour.[1] It is also very popular due to the magnificent view of the Nahuel Huapi lake. There are also a number of hotels and hostels at the foot of the mountain, and a summer hikers' hut called Refugio Lynch on one of the tops of the mountain.

During the summer, the Refugio Frey and a camping accommodate trekkers and rock climbers next to Tonček lagoon, near the Torre Principal; Catedral's highest point.

On August 27, 2005, the 1st South American Ski Mountaineering Championship in combination with the last race of the 2005 South American Ski Mountaineering Cup and the 2nd International Open of ski mountaineering was carried out on the Cerro Catedral.[2]

Climate[edit]

The climate is affected by the altitude. At higher elevations, at the weather station, the climate is classified as an alpine climate or a tundra climate (Köppen ET) while at lower elevations, the climate is classified as a cool mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csb).

Climate data for Cerro Catedral
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.5
(81.5)
25.5
(77.9)
23.0
(73.4)
19.4
(66.9)
16.4
(61.5)
13.4
(56.1)
13.6
(56.5)
12.3
(54.1)
15.9
(60.6)
21.2
(70.2)
24.8
(76.6)
25.6
(78.1)
27.5
(81.5)
Average high °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
11.9
(53.4)
10.6
(51.1)
6.9
(44.4)
3.7
(38.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
0.6
(33.1)
5.2
(41.4)
8.5
(47.3)
11.0
(51.8)
5.8
(42.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
7.2
(45)
5.7
(42.3)
3.0
(37.4)
0.8
(33.4)
−2.4
(27.7)
−2.7
(27.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
−2.3
(27.9)
1.0
(33.8)
3.7
(38.7)
6.0
(42.8)
2.1
(35.8)
Average low °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
3.0
(37.4)
1.9
(35.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
−1.8
(28.8)
−4.6
(23.7)
−5
(23)
−5.1
(22.8)
−4.7
(23.5)
−1.8
(28.8)
0.2
(32.4)
2.0
(35.6)
−1.1
(30)
Record low °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
−7.0
(19.4)
−7.6
(18.3)
−10.7
(12.7)
−11.7
(10.9)
−14.0
(6.8)
−13.9
(7)
−12.9
(8.8)
−12.4
(9.7)
−10.2
(13.6)
−8.6
(16.5)
−7.6
(18.3)
−14.0
(6.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 59
(2.32)
53
(2.09)
54
(2.13)
100
(3.94)
196
(7.72)
206
(8.11)
222
(8.74)
264
(10.39)
104
(4.09)
79
(3.11)
52
(2.05)
78
(3.07)
1,467
(57.76)
Avg. precipitation days 7 8 8 10 16 15 15 16 9 7 8 7 126
 % humidity 67.5 65.0 69.0 77.5 80.0 85.0 83.5 84.5 80.5 75.5 69.5 70.0 75.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 294.5 254.3 229.4 171.0 130.2 90.0 86.8 102.3 156.0 217.0 237.0 291.4 2,259.9
Percent possible sunshine 65 65 59 52 41 32 28 32 43 53 55 62 49
Source #1: Servico Meteorológico National[3]
Source #2: Secretaria de Mineria (extremes and sun, 1961–1970 and 1981–1990)[4]

Gallery[edit]

Panoramas[edit]

Bariloche-11-2003.jpg
Campanario Hill, Lakes Moreno and El Trébol
Bariloche cerra catedral.jpg
Catedral ski resort in winter
Panorama cerro catedral.jpg
From the top, Cerro Bellavista, Nahuel Huapi lake and the Andes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Argentina’s Catedral ski resort becoming a winter sport giant". Ski Rebel Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ Declaración N° 1126-CM-05 (Spanish), Municipal Council of Bariloche, August 9, 2005.
  3. ^ Datos Estadísticos (Período 1961-1970), Servico Meteorológico National, Accessed 23 August 2012
  4. ^ "Provincia de Rio Negro - Clima Y Meteorologia: Datos Meteorologicos Y Pluviometicos" (in Spanish). Secretaria de Mineria de la Nacion (Argentina). Retrieved December 17, 2013. 

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