Cordillera Darwin


Glacier on the Beagle Channel

F The mountain range Cordillera Darwin is located in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Chile and belongs to the Chilean Magallanes y Antártica Chilena de la.

Is named the mountain after Charles Darwin, who with the ship HMS Beagle on his trip to South America in 1831 - sailed the area in 1836.


The mountain range forms the last major survey of the Andes before the end of South America. It reached almost 2,500 m above sea level, lies west of the Argentine city of Ushuaia and extends to the peninsulas of Rolando and Brecknock. In the south of the Beagle Channel and north of the Almirantazgo Fjord is. The mountain is crisscrossed by many glaciers.

The highest mountains are:

  • Cerro Darwin, 2,488 m
  • Cerro Sarmiento, 2,235 m


Practically the whole Cordillera Darwin is part of the huge Alberto De Agostini National Park. Here lie the vast calving glacier De Agostini and Marinelli which are very popular tourist destinations.

  • Mountains in South America
  • Geography (Chile)
  • Charles Darwin
  • Land of Fire
  • Región de Magallanes y Antártica Chilena de la