This little known peak north of Ojos del Salado is normally climbed from Copiapo in Chile. Along with it's near neighbour, Barrancas Blancas, it is often climbed as an acclimatisation peak before an ascent of the active volcano Ojos del Salado.
Vicunas as seen from the refugio Atacama on Ojos del Salado.
The summit of Cerro Vicuņas on an exceptionally warm day. Ojos del Salado is in the background.
We can organise guided ascents of this peak. For details of how to climb this and neighbouring peaks 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.