|Range/Region:||Puna de Atacama|
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1950|
|Nearest major airport:||Copiapo|
Thanks to sedibald for adding this peak.
Climb in December, January and February, as this is when it's the warmest. However, you have to be prepared for night temperatures down to minus 20 C and on the summit it can be very cold on a chilly day. The sometimes strong winds makes frost bite and issue.
El Muerto is not like most of the other peaks in the area, at least if you choose to climb the south face. Be prepared with crampons, an axe and boots that really can take snow and ice. Gaiters is a must. Walking poles are really of help.
Thanks to sedibald for this description.