- Palomo Volcano is to 4850 meters height. Its name comes from the shape that their glaciers give him, resemblances to the wings of a dove (palomo). Although the volcano is not the highest mountain of its environs, is without a doubt one of most beautiful and significant.
Placed in the heart of mountains of the Sixth Region; from its slopes are born four glaciers that conforms the most extensive zone of ice in Central Chile. Towards the north of its summit, runs the North Palomo Glacier (Glaciar Palomo Norte), towards the west from their slopes the frozen zones (neveros) are off-hooked that will form the Cipreses Glacier (Glaciar Cipreses) and towards the south of the volcanic cone and having been born from their same summit, is a great plateau of well-known ice as Great Plateau (Gran Plateau), an extension of about 2, 4 miles wide and about 4, 3 miles in length. This extensive ice plain feeds the Cortaderal Glacier (Glaciar Cortaderal) mostly, that very steeply off-hooks towards the west and soon turns towards the north. In the South center of this frozen plain an overflow of ice takes place that goes towards the south, forming one of the most extensive Glaciers of the center of Chile, the Universidad Glacier (Glaciar Universidad) of about 7,4 miles length.
Palomo Volcano dominates one of the most beautiful mountainous zones of Chile; the Del Brujo Mountain Range (the Wizard ), a great zone dominated by vertical granite walls that altogether with their extensive glaciers give him an aspect very similar to the Alps (Alpes). His first ascent dates from year 1927 and was made by Paul Schucan and the carrier Damasio Beiza, who ascended it by their North slope. Later The Andes climbers of the Andean Club Mañke and the Eagles of Rengo made several ascents.
Although the hill has access by its four glaciers, the best known routes are through Glacier University (Glaciar Universidad), to which it is acceded later by the route that unites San Fernando with the Termas del Flaco Hot Spring (Skinny One), and going into towards the North following the course of the Sulfur River (Río Azufre) first and San José (Saint Joseph) later, until arriving at the front of the University Glacier (Glaciar Universidad). The other route is by the Cipreses Glacier (Glaciar Cipreses) in the Rio Cipreses National Reserve (Reserva Nacional Río Cipreses).