Misti Volcano has an altitude of 5825 meters and it’s located in the region of Arequipa, Perù.

The 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.

A long history of eruptions from Misti and its neighbour volcanoes has caused the local soil to be extremely fertile, making the surrounding area one of the most agriculturally productive in Peru. Misti has been active numerous times since historic records began. The last strong eruption of Misti is thought to have occurred between 1438 and 1471.

Locals also make extensive use of a white volcanic rock called sillar, which is strong but easily workable. The city of Arequipa has a significant number of buildings constructed with sillar, resulting in the nickname la ciudad blanca, or “the white city”.

Misti has been active numerous times since historic records began. The last strong eruption of Misti is thought to have occurred between 1438 and 1471.

Climbing

Climbing is the activity par excellence that is performed in the Misti. There are two main climbing routes on the volcano. The Pastores route starts at 3,300 metres (10,800 ft). Usually a camp is made at 4,500 metres (14,800 ft) at Nido de Aguilas. The Aguada Blanca route starts at 4,000 metres (13,100 ft) near the Aguada Blanca reservoir, and a camp is made at 4,800 metres (15,700 ft) at Monte Blanco. Neither climbing routes presents technical difficulties, but both are considered strenuous