For Thrill seekers, climbing mountains is one of the most exciting activity they can do. Watching the world from great heights and that amazing landscapes, not everyone can do it.
The excitement and challenges thrown up by the terrain, picturesque surroundings and heights of more than 11,000 feet, surely is a resplendent experience of a lifetime.
If you like to climb and looking for the best natural landscapes, do not miss this list with the 10 most beautiful places to climb in whole South America.
Cerro Aconcagua, Mendoza- Argentina (Aconcagua Hill)
Aconcagua is a large mountain that is in the province of “Mendoza” in Argentina. It has an altitude of 6960,8 meters above sea level. For this reason is the mountain with the highest peak in much of the “Andes”, is the highest mountain in the west and all of “America” and the second highest in the world after the Himalayas System (Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH)).
Desierto De Atacama, Chile (Atacama Desert)
In the north of Chile is the most arid desert in the world, its name is “Atacama”, this desert is also between countries like “Argentina, Peru and Bolivia”.
For those who want to go climbing no matter if they are experts or beginners, this place is ideal, as it has different types of mountains to climb according to your experience with more than 80 routes for sports.
In this deserted there are various types of championships of other sports such as: Baja Atacama Rally, Baja Chile Rally, Rally Patagonia Atacama, and some years the Dakar Rally Series.
Parque Nacional Da Serra Dos Órgãos, Brasil (National Park Da Serra Dos Órgãos)
This park is located in the state of “Rio de Janeiro”, in Brazil. It is 100 km from the city of “Rio”.
Is quite extensive with more than 20,000 hectares. For those who are experts in climbing and want to have great views of nature, this place will be a great experience, they will have to cross the park and some municipalities like “Petropolis and Teresópolis” in three days, and for those who are not experts,there they will be able to do short walks , where you will find lakes and natural pools.
Cañón De La Buitrera, Patagonia- Argentina (Canyon of La Buitrera )
At 140 km(86 miles) from the city of Esquel in Patagonia Argentina, we find the standing stone, with more than 200 meters (656 ft) in height. It was a place of aborigines, who painted there on their rocks. There is located along the Chubut river, which gives rise to some areas of vegetation. Its soil in some areas is solid and soft, so be careful when climbing there.
In a day you can visit, but if you want to stay longer, around the area there is accommodation.
Rocas Suesca, Cundinamarca- Colombia (Rocks Suesca)
These rocks are located an hour and a half from the city of “Bogota”.
Was a territory taken care of by the indigenous Chibchas, who called the rocks suesca, because they were rocks of birds. Its height is between 20 and 120 meters (393 ft) high.
There all types of climbers are there, since those who are not professionals can take a climbing course in the same area where the rocks are.Most of the rocks are fine grain, which makes climbing easy, but other areas are very smooth so climbing can be difficult.
Between the months of April and July, it is not advisable to go, because it is rainy season in the region, so I could be something dangerous climb there.
Peñol de Guatapé, Antioquia- Colombia.
Near the city of “Medellin”, between the municipalities “Guatapé and El Peñol”, is the peak of Guatapé. Its height is 220 meters (721 ft) in height. This stone of great size is composed mostly by quartz.
Is another place where you can go any person who wants to climb or hike, as there are also some steps, by which climb to the top.
Around this great stone there is great vegetation, even when you climb to the top, you will see a beautiful landscape of vegetation, fauna and great lake of the region.
Cochamó Valley, Llanquihue- Chile.
Cochamó Valley is located in “Los lagos” region in the Andes mountain range in Chile. Is similar to the Yosemite National Park of “California, United States”, so it is a great treasure in South America, it has granite domes in whole valley. Climbing there is not recommended for beginners, because the walls of these mountains are very large, temperatures are sometimes very low, and there is no rescue team near the place to climb.There, the best climbers from all continents meet.
In the Cochamó Valley area it rains a lot, so the best months to visit that place are the summer months.
Parque Nacional Las Torres del Paine, Patagonia- Chile (National Park Las Torres del Paine)
It is located between Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctica. Torres del Paine National Park was declared a “Biosphere Reserve” by UNESCO in 1978
In that park is the hill and the towers of the Paine, that reach about 3,050 meters (10.000 ft)on the level of the sea. It has a great variety of fauna and its landscapes are a great attraction for those who like to climb.
Its temperature is always below 16 ºC (60 ºF) and its winds are strong, the month of January is the hottest to go there and have a pleasant climbing experience.
Cerro Torre, Patagonia- Argentina y Chile (Tower Hill )
The tower hill is delimited between the countries of Argentina and Chile.
The routes to get there from Chile is the “Villa O’Higgins” and from Argentina is “El Chaltén”. Is one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the world, its temperature is quite low and the weather conditions are not good.
No matter where it rises, it is always dangerous to climb there. Although some people , they say it is a wonderful experience. That’s why the best thing to do before planning to go there is to train and have experience in climbing. It is the biggest challenge for those in the sport of climbing, by its beauty and exuberance.
Monte Roraima (Roraima Mountain)
Mountain Roraima, also known as “Tepuy Roraima” is one of the highest mountains in South America.
Is divided between Venezuela (80%), Guyana (15%) and Brazil (5%).The highest point of the mountain is “El Maverick”, 2810 meters (9219 ft)high.
To go there people take 6 days, since they are two days ascending, one day contemplating the beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna and other two days descending.Always have to go with a guide who are usually indigenous to the region, who know very well the routes of difficult access.
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