Cerro Blanco (Sand Dune)

Details

Elevation (feet): 6,791
Elevation (meters): 2,070
Continent: South America
Country: Peru/Peru
Latitude: -14.868
Longitude: -74.838
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Most recent eruption: Never, because is a sand dune but the highest in the world
Year first climbed: 1992
First successful climber(s): Saul Ceron
Nearest major airport: Nasca aerodrome
Convenient Center: Nasca

Thanks to Saul Ceron and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Description

Cerro Blanco Sand Dune is located between the coastal and high Andes, considered the highest sand dune in the world. Cerro Blanco is the only sand dune surrounded by the brown and rocky mountain, two large valleys located on the south and north side. In the Incas time' this was considered a sacred place where they did offerings to the “Apus” (mountains). Today Cerro Blanco is a perfect sand dune to practice sandboard, dune buggy, paragliding, ATV tours, downhill mountain biking, trekking and camping on the sand slopes.

Thanks to Saul Ceron and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)