Cerro San Valentin

Elevation (feet): 13,313
Elevation (meters): 4,058
Continent: South America
Country: Chile
Range/Region: Patagonia
Latitude: -46.594908
Longitude: -73.345327
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1952
First successful climber(s): Otto Meiling's, Argentinian team
Nearest major airport: Coihaique,Chile
Convenient Center: Coihaique, Chile

Cerro San Valentín is the highest summit of Patagonia. It is the central peak of the Hielo del Norte, a region of high peaks that rises on a narrow strip of land between Lake Buenos Aires and the west coast of Chile. The region is very remote, and the approach is long and difficult, with weather posing frequent threats. Cerro San Valentín, despite its stature as Patagonia's highest peak, is perhaps lesser known than the region's lower mountains with more spectacular sheer rock faces, such as Fitzroy.