Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Start from Zapala or Chos Malal. We will drive 400 km to the foot of the Domuyo Volcano. From there we will walk 30 minutes towards the base camp that is at 2400 meters.
We will go uphill to Camp 1 “Las Oyetas” which is at 3300 meters. It is an easy walk of 5-7 hours through a beautiful surrounding. A perfect trek to get well acclimatized.
Depending on weather and group conditions we’ll decide if we try a summit attack or if we do another acclimatization ascent to the summit’s ridge at 3800 meters.
The way to the summit is quite hard through steep slopes. Besides, depending on the time of the year we can find ice, snow or rocks. The ascent takes 7-8 hours so we must start early in the morning (2 or 3 AM). That way we’ll reach the summit by midday. From the top we can see beautiful views of the Tromen volcano, Wayle and the south of Mendoza. We will then descend to the Camp 1 for other 4-5 hours.
Backup day. In case we didn’t make it in day 3 this is our summit day.
We will get back to basecamp and drive to Zapala. If we have time we will finish the expedition with a visit to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes. That way we can recover energies after such an effort during the previous days.
Zapala or Chos Malal.
AAGM and aspiring IFMGA guide from Argentina.
Since a very young age I felt attracted by the mountains, so I started climbing and spending time there. That's how mountaineering and climbing became not just an activity, but a lifestyle for me.
This lifestyle allowed me to discover many places, and get to know beautiful mountains. And I also realized that I could earn my living with this passion, so I became a guide,
Nowadays I have the big pleasure of working in the place I like really love: the mountains.
I worked a couple of seasons guiding in El Chaltén, and nowadays focus mainly in North Patagonia and Mendoza regions.
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