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8-day Cerro Plata Summit, in Mendoza

Come to this 8-day Cerro Plata Summit guided ascent. Join Mauricio, a IFMGA certified guide, and climb a 6000m peak, with an amazing view of Central Andes!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Cerro Plata Summit ascent will provide one of the most stunnings views of the Central Andes Range!

This 8-day Cerro Plata Summit expedition is a possibility to climb one of the highest peaks in Argentina. It’s not an everyday adventure to conquer a 6000 m peak. So this is a simple way to do it. Since it has an easy approach and no permits are needed.

Cerro Plata lies only 80 km south of Mendoza. And it’s conveniently located close to the highway which goes to The Aconcagua. It is the highest mountain of the Cordón del Plata Range. And it’s quite a popular climb among local mountaineers because it’s close to get there and a good acclimatization test to go higher.

The Cordón del Plata is a small sub range to the higher mountains of La Cordillera de Los Andes. Due to the short distances in between its peaks it has gained popularity recently. There are many peaks within a few days walk: Cerro Plata, Vallecitos, Stepanek and Lomas Amarillas are just some of them.

From the top you can easily spot to the south the Tupungato peak (14th highest of Los Andes) along with Cerro Polleras and Cerro Negro. And of course to the Northwest the great Aconcagua lies, together with the Cerro Ameghino and La mano.

I will pick you up in Mendoza. Then we’ll drive to Vallecitos, where we’ll spend the first night in a Mountain Refuge. And during the next five days I’ll guide you to the summit gradually, enjoying the scenery and with time to rest and acclimatize. Also, the mules will carry the equipment and your luggage. So you’ll travel light!

So please contact me to go into this great adventure! And if you are planning to try some more summits in the area, check out these trips: Aconcagua Summit and Tupungato Summit.

Accommodation

1 night in Vallecitos Mountain Refuge. 6 night in tents.

More info

Good physical condition and previous mountaineering experience is required. Included: Mule luggage transport from Vallecitos to Piedra Grande; Piedra Grande to El Salto; El Salto to Vallecitos.

Meeting point

Mendoza.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival to Vallecitos Mountain Refuge. Quick ascent to Cerro Lomas Blancas (3650 m).

Day 2: Hike to Piedra Grande Camp

Ascent to Piedra Grande Camp (3550 m).

Day 3: Hike to El Salto Camp

Ascent to El Salto Camp (4200 m).

Day 4: Acclimatization Day

Rest day El Salto Camp (4200 m).

Day 5: Hike to High Camp

Ascent to Cerro Plata high Camp (4900 m).

Day 6: Summit Day

Summit Day (5500 m).

Day 7: Departure

Hike down to Vallecitos and transfer to Mendoza.

Day 8: Extra Day

Extra day in case of bad weather.


About the guide

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I am a Mountain Guide (AAGM and IFMGA) from Mendoza region. Born in 1968. I live in Chacras de Coria. I am also professor of Physical Education.

I really like to offer guided mountain activities and instruction on different types of terrain like rock, ice, snow and altitude and its different modalities such as trekking, mountain skiing, medium and high mountain climbing, and also sporty, classic, alpine and big walls climbing. It can be realized in trips of short duration or in the form of expedition along the different possibilities offered by the Cordillera de los Andes.

All my activities are developed using the most modern and updated safety standards, with the highest international quality standards and with logistical support developed through many years of experience in the Andes.

Some activities that highlight my career:
Director of Summit since 1992.
Director of sports training courses since 1990.
Instructor Guide AAGM Montana.
33 summits to Mount Aconcagua with over 100 clients on top.
Numerous tours in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
Summit to Mount Cho Oyu, 8.201m, Himalaya.
Summit to Mount Fitz Roy, Patagonia.
Climbing in the Alps, Europe and USA.
First integral to the southeast edge, Cerro Aconcagua.
First winter ascent of Cerro Mercedario 6.770m. Central Andes.
Mountain Guides Instructor in AAGM.
Director of Technical Committee AAGM.
Author of the guidebook "Aconcagua, La Cima of America."
Author of the guide "Climbing in Mendoza".


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