Domuyo Volcano 15449ft Neuquén Patagonia
The Domuyo is a volcano that is born in the Cordillera del Viento, in the north of the Patagonian province of Neuquén, in the southwest of Argentina, with a height of 15449ft / 4707m, it is the highest mountain in Patagonia. In its geography, the Patagonian landscape and the Andean semi-desert of southern Mendoza converge, which makes this expedition to Domuyo a mountaineering experience different from the other mountains of Patagonia and the Cuyan Andes. But beyond the height above sea level, what is impressive is its structure. The powerful south face, which is partially integrated into the route known as normal and the most used, has a ridge that, seen from the Covunco Valley, really moves.
The volcano is located on the edge of the so-called Cordillera del Viento, in the north of the province of Neuquén, in the northern reaches of Patagonia. This mountain range does not belong geologically or geographically to the Andes Mountains and runs in the NNO – SSE direction. Millions of years ago, before the very formation of the Andes, the area currently occupied by the Domuyo was completely covered by the sea. For this reason, you can find many marine fossil remains such as ammonites, trilobites, algae, and others that are usually found on its slopes. Volcanic and eroded rock is the common denominator of the entire terrain and represents a singular inconvenience when traversing the long snow-free runs and the steep exposed edges.
From its imposing height, it is possible to appreciate the Southern Cordillera of the province of Mendoza, the northwest of Neuquén and the neighboring country of Chile, and volcanoes such as Copahue, Antuco, Sierra Velluda, Nevados de Chillán, Tromen, and the Campanario and Sierra Nevada hills.