Nacimiento Sur 6345m
Nacimiento is a fairly remote peak in the Puna de Atacama which lies entirely in Argentina just south of Ojos del Salado. The height of 6436m often used in the past is a mi-quote from a spot height on a sub-summit. The highest peak, according to SRTM data, is more like 6460m high
Nacimiento seen from the approach drive from Laguna Celeste to the south. The main peak (with two more minor summits) is on the right, the nearer south peak is on the left.
Nacimiento from the east or northeast near Agua del Vicuna on the approach to Ojos del Salado.
The Nacimiento group of peaks from Cazadero to the northwest.
Nacimiento (on the right) from the slopes of Medusa to the northeast.
We can organise guided ascents of this peak. For details of how to climb Nacimiento, Ojos del Salado and the neighbouring peaks of the Puna, please see our guidebooks, wwhich are available in English, Spanish, Polish and French editions, direct from us or from all good bookshops and mountaineering shops.