Along the Chilean side of the border with Argentina is an unmissable sight, in every possible way. Ojos del Solado is the highest active volcano in the world, measuring up at 22 and a half thousand feet. This makes it the tallest mountain in Chile and the second highest in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. Its name means “eyes of salt”, which comes from deposits of sodium chloride which appear as lagoons (or eyes) in its glaciers. Though it hasn’t erupted in 1,300 years, the volcano emitted ash as recently as 1993.
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