In the north of Argentina, a little known jewel for mountaineers and anthropologists may be found: the Llullaillaco. The Incas considered it a sacred place. Traces of this may still be found today – though we aren’t going to tell too much just now. Be surprised! What we can tell is that one of the reasons for the Incas to choose exactly this mountain might have been that it is the highest non-glaciated peak in the world. It is also one of the hundreds of volcanoes which constitute the border between Chile and Argentina.
On our way to the base camp, we will cross the „Tren de las Nubes“, an old railway line which was built mainly for the transportation of nitre. The abandoned stations make it seem as if time has simply been standing still, almost, as if the trains would still traverse the site.