In November of 2009, the Volcano World team and colleagues travelled to the high desert region of Chile, known as the Altiplano, to research and sample the volcanoes, domes, ignimbrites, and ancient lava flows that are abundant across the area.
After getting supplies in the port town of Antofagasta and the mining hub of Calama, our team climbed onto the Altiplano Plateau and worked our way along one of the most dramatic and beautiful volcanic arcs in the world.
The tour is split into four sections and a photo gallery.
Click the links to the right to start your trip!
Providing insight and unparalleled technical support was UCLA Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Axel K. Schmitt
Research Students on the Expedition Included: