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Chachani 6057m

Chachani is a large extinct volcano which rises above Arequipa in southern Peru. Possibly one of the easiest 6000m peaks in the whole world to climb.

An aerial view of Chachani showing the top part of the ascent route.

An aerial view of Chachani from the northwest showing the top part of the ascent route.

 

CORRECTION TO ENTRY IN "THE ANDES - A GUIDE FOR CLIMBERS"

A new route up the N slopes is now more commonly used, and will certainly be better if there is much snow on the peak. Drive to a 4x4 base camp at 5050m in a col N of the peak, from here walk W (almost level) for 1h. to an advance base camp beneath the N side of the peak. Then easily up a good zig-zag footpath to the summit, normally only a little snow at 5900m+. KEY WAYPOINTS  Parking 1610'03" 7130'45"    Advance Base 1610'38" 7131'52"  5800m 1611'21" 7132'10"   Summit 1611'43" 7131'55"

The New route on the North side of Chachani

This diagram shows Chachani from the North, and the new route on the NW slopes.

 

Chachani - looking up the route form the 5100m base camp.

Chachani - looking up the route from the 5100m base camp.

 

We have climbed Chachani before and can organise more guided ascents of this peak. For details of how to climb Chachani and the neighbouring peaks of Misti, Ampato and Coropuna, please see our guidebooks, which are available in English, Spanish, Polish and French editions, direct from us or from all good bookshops and mountaineering shops.

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