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12-day mountaineering trip to Mount Pissis

Known as "the king of the Puna", Mount Pissis is a huge volcano in Catamarca Argentina. 12 days full of challenges and amazing views.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration12 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Mount Pissis at 6.800 meters is the 3th highest mountain in America and the highest inactive volcano of the world. Its saltworks, colorful lakes and the inhospitality around  make Mount Pissis an unique and unmissed challenge. It is located in the province of Catamarca and it’s known as “The Puna’s King”.

Mount Pissis trip itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrival to Fiambalá and transfer to Pastos Largos at 3.300m, where we spend the night in an adobe hut.

DAY 2: We will trek around the area trying to gain as altitude as possible in order to get acclimatized.

DAY 3: Early in the morning we leave Pastos Largos towards Las Grutas (4.000m). We will sleep in the Provincial Roads Hut.

DAY 4: We will visit Las Grutas’ hot springs, some archaeological places and we will admire the birds and autochthonous fauna.

DAY 5: Ascent to Falso Morocho Hill at 4.500 meters of height (depending on the individual acclimatization grade of the participants)

DAY 6: Rest and acclimatization consolidation

DAY 7: Transfer to the Provincial Roads Hut again and a 1-hour trek to Camp 1 at 5.400 meters.

DAY 8: Rest in Camp 1

DAY 9: Trek to Camp 1 to 5.700-meter Camp 2

DAY 10: Resting day in Camp 2

DAY 11: Mount Pissis summit attempt and return to Camp 2

DAY 12: Descent to Camp 1, where a transfer will be waiting. Return to Fiambalá. End of expedition with a good-bye-dinner.

**OPTIONAL: extra day to visit “the 6000  Museum” and Fiambalá hot springs.

 

Necessary equipment: 

trekking pants / polar or thermal pants/ waterproof pants/ first skin underwear pants/ 2 pairs of high mountain warm socks/ 2 pairs of Polypropylene socks / 2 pairs of trekking socks/ high mountain double boots/ leggings/ 2 short-sleeved shirts /2 first skin underwear long-sleeved shirts/ polar or wind-stopper suit or jacket / warm jacket (primarily duvet)/ Rain jacket/ firs skin thin gloves / 1 pair of warm gloves and a spare one/ mitten covers or waterproof gloves / sun hat / polar hat/ buff or polar neck / category 3-4 sunglasses / spare sunglasses/ trekking poles/ 75 + 15 lts backpack / headlamp with spare batteries/ sleeping bag (-15º / -25ºC)/ insulating mat/ 1 l. unbroken thermal water/ multipurpose penknife/ unbroken glass and dish/ 2 1-liter bottles/ personal first aid kit/ sun screen (factor 60 or more)/ lip balm / moisturizing lotion/ lighter/ nylon bags/ crampons and pickaxe cruise (depending on terrain conditions).

Optional equipment:

personal cleanliness gear / camera/ cellphone/ GPS

I’ll be waiting for your contact. I am sure you don’t want to miss this expedition among the king of the Puna, Mount Pissis. 

 

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About the guide

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EPGAMT Mountain guide from Argentina.

The mountain is my workplace and space to enjoy what I like to do ... mountaineering.

I climbedd and promoted various mountains and volcanoes such as: Aconcagua , Ojos del Salado, Pissis , Walter Penck , Incahuasi, Plata, Rincon, Vallecitos , etc.

The mountain can find oneself, to rediscover the essence and every moment. It is a natural place that transmits balance, harmony, tranquility and at the same time, tests us and motivates us to self-improvement. The mountain is accessible to all, just enough to take the first step ... we offer a different experience to share.


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