Climbing Misti Volcano in Peru

September 28, 2015  —  By

Misti Volcano has an altitude of 5825 meters, it is located in the region of Arequipa, it is not a technical mountain, but nevertheless it is a stratum volcano with a presence of ash and sand. These characteristics increase the difficulty of this volcano to make it less easy, and so we advise any friends or clients, to trekking to Misti´s summit it is mostly a trek of altitude.

El Misti Volcano is the most popular symbol of the City of Arequipa, to speak about this volcano it is to speak about the Arequipeños and about their rich history. Thanks to this volcano and its acid eruptions (ashes), at present the City of Arequipa is provided with some of the richest grounds for agricultural activity, on the foot of the Misti Volcano there are rich valleys such as the Chilina Valley, which has been inhabited from before the arrival of the Spanish in 1540.

To order to climb el Misti Volcano, technical preparation is not needed as it is not a technical mountain; it is a stratum volcano which consists of ashes and of volcanic lava.

To climb this volcano is mainly a test of altitude. The only difficulty that we will have when climbing this volcano is the volcanic ash and sand, (in some cases dunes which are formed in the sand). We will find these elements on the volcano will make our ascent a little more difficult.

Peru is recognized internationally by the presence of the Andes Mountain Range. Arequipa is a region privileged for being provided with active volcanoes, snow-capped mountains of more than 6000 meters high and mountain ranges such as the Chila Mountain Range in the Colca Canyon.

The trips towards the volcanoes in the region of Arequipa are organized bearing in mind of quality standards, and safety mountaineering.