An old mining road to Overo Volcano
Volcán Overo is a dormant volcano at an elevation of 4.481m (14,701ft) above the sea level, located in San Rafael department of Mendoza Province, Argentina.
Set high in the central Andes mountain range, the road to the summit is extreme. It’s totally unpaved and rocky. A 4x4 vehicle with high clearance is required. Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor. The winding road to the summit is very steep, featuring hundreds of hairpin turns. The final part of the climb is passable only by bike due its narrowness.
The unpaved road to the summit starts at Termas Del Sosneado. Near the summit there’s a mountain refuge known as Refugio El Ángulo. The road to the summit is an old mining road, built to reach Minas de Azufre de Sominar, an abandoned sulfur mine. The trail follows the remains of a mining tram.
Pic: Alfredo Rodriguez