Sajama

Photo of Sajama

Photo by Jan Schmidt

Details

Elevation (feet): 21463
Elevation (meters): 6542
Continent: South America
Country: Bolivia
Range/Region: Andes
Range/Region: Bolivian Andes
Latitude: -18.108003
Longitude: -68.883076
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

Description

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.

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