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Ascent to 4.350m Cerro Penitentes

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Come with EPGAMT certified guide Martín to this 3-day mountaineering expedition of intermediate difficulty up to the summit of the fantastic Cerro Penitentes.

Andes

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

High

Beginner


Description

The walls of Cerro Penitentes look like a cathedral. Its rocky formations play to resemble the monks in a “penitent” attitude, giving the name to this hill.

We can find small Inca stones while approaching to the summit and once in the top we will enjoy the view of the stunning Cerro Aconcagua and its surrounding mountains.

This expedition will take 3 days and here I leave the itinerary of the program in Cerro Penitentes.

DAY 1: MEET IN MENDOZA, TRANSFER TO PENITENTES AND TRAILHEAD

Once in Penitentes foot, we start the hike up crossing Las Cuevas River and set our camp to dinner and rest.

DAY 2: QUEBRADA DE VARGAS

In the morning we leave towards the base camp at 3.200 meters in Quebrada de Vargas. Set up the camp, dinner and rest.

DAY 3: SUMMIT ATTEMPT

We leave early in the morning looking for the 4.350-meter Cerro Penitentes summit. Return to our base camp at 3.200m. Dinner and rest.

We recommend this equipment for the trip:

Trekking pants
Fleece pants or thermal shoes
Waterproof pants
2 pairs of high mountain socks
2 pairs of thin inner socks (polypropylene, nylons)
2 pairs of socks for Trekking
Waterproof high mountain footwear
Leggings
2 shirts short sleeve (polypropylene, nylons, etc.)
shirt first skin long sleeve
polar or wind-stopper jacket
Warm jacket (primarily duvet)
Waterproof or windbreaker jacket
first skin thin gloves
Warm gloves and a spare pair
Waterproof gloves
Sunhat
Polar cap, neck or polar Buff
Sunglasses, Category 3 or 4 and replacement lenses.
Trekking poles
Backpack 75 + 15 liters
Headlamp (spare batteries)
Sleeping bag (-15 ° / -20 ° C)
insulating blanket
Unbreakable thermos 1 liter
knife
shatterproof glass dish
2 bottles of 1 liter minimum
personal first aid kit
sunscreen, sunblock if possible, or factor 60 / Lip / cream protector
moisturizing
Lighter / nylon bags.
Pickaxes and crampons crossing (depending on ground conditions).
Optional: Items for personal hygiene / or video camera / cell phone /
GPS.

Now you have all the information, what are you waiting to contact me and plan your next mountaineering experience in Cerro Penitentes?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Porters


FAQs

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About the guide

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Martín

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Mountain Leader

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.

Languages

Spanish

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What people are saying about Martín

Vambola

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Many thanks to You again for excellent organization our trip to Ojos with Martin Torres! Martin very good man and I`m very glad to have this new real friend!


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