Photo by Jan Schmidt
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1939|
|First successful climber(s):||Piero Ghiglione, J. Prem|
|Nearest major airport:||La Paz, Bolivia|
|Convenient Center:||La Paz, Bolivia|
Sajama is the highest mountain in Bolivia. It is an isolated, symmetrical volcanic cone that rises near the border of Chile. It rises in a cluster of easily climbed volcanoes. Sajama, however, is more challenging than its neighbors due to its higher elevation and steep ice cap. The Bolivian eastern side of the mountain receives much more rainfall than the Chilean western side, and is correspondingly more lush. The villages of Tameripi, Sajama, and Lagunas lie at the north, west, and south bases of the mountain respectively. The summit is a direct ascent from either of these villages.