• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

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 4 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.

DAY 4: ENDING POINT

Disarm out camps and return by the Quebrada de Vargas till Route 7. A transfer will be waiting there to take us to the capital of Mendoza again.

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? 

 

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Next datesInfo
25/11/2017 to 28/11/2017
10/02/2018 to 13/02/2018

Price per person

Group of 36800ARS
Group of 46800ARS

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters
  • Personal Insurance

Other details

Skill level required

Beginner
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Uspallata, Mendoza