San­ti­ago’s Triple Crown

Patagon Journal - - CURRENTS -

San­ti­ago, Chile, on a clear day is ma­jes­tic with its cityscape sur­rounded by the An­des. As big cities go, then, it's not a bad place to be for some­one who loves trekking in moun­tains. And just a stone's throw away from smogville, the tri­umvi­rate of Cerro Pin­tor (4,180m), Cerro Leon­era (4,954m) and Cerro El Plomo (5,424m) make for spec­tac­u­lar high al­ti­tude treks. All ac­ces­si­ble from the ski re­sorts near San­ti­ago, these three moun­tains are com­monly climbed in the sum­mer months (De­cem­ber-March) as, with­out much snow, they re­quire lit­tle or no tech­ni­cal equip­ment.

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