Domuyo in winter conditions from near the high camp at 3,200m.
|Elevation||4,709 m (15,449 ft)|
|Translation||To tremble and grumble (Mapuche)|
|Age of rock||Holocene ?|
|First ascent||Father Lino del Valle Carvajal, November 15, 1903|
The Domuyo Volcano is a stratovolcano located in the Argentine province of Neuquén. With a height of 4,709 m (15,449 ft), it is the highest mountain in Patagonia and is sometimes called the "Roof of Patagonia" ("El Techo de la Patagonia" in Spanish).
The volcano has a large 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide caldera. At least 14 dacite lava domes are found within the caldera, with another five outside. Its slopes contain many fumaroles, hot springs and geysers.
It names derives from the Mapuche meaning "To tremble and grumble", probably due to the geothermal activity of the volcano.
- "Domuyo". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1507-067. Retrieved 2005-02-11.
- Some sources mistakenly refer to Monte San Valentin as the highest peak in Patagonia, despite it being only 4,058 meters, about 651 meters less than Domuyo
- González-Ferrán, Oscar (1995). Volcanes de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Instituto Geográfico Militar. p. 640 pp. ISBN 956-202-054-1. (in Spanish; also includes volcanoes of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru)
- Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers (3rd ed.). Andes Publishing (Scotland). p. 304 pp. ISBN 0-9536087-2-7.
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