Cerro Arenales

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Cerro Arenales
Cerro Arenales.jpg
The pyramidal Cerro Arenales can be seen in the center of this NASA image.
Highest point
Elevation 3,437 m (11,276 ft) [1][2]
Prominence 1,900 m (6,200 ft) [2]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 47°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 range Andes
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt South Volcanic Zone
Last eruption March 1979[1]
First ascent 1958 by Tanaka and party

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.


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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