Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Pick up at the airport. Drive to Copiapó. Check your personal equipment. First dinner together, and overnight in a hotel.
After a 210 km drive, we will spend the night at a small mountain hut at the edge of the Santa Rosa Lagoon.
We will reach the first step on our acclimatization plan. We will climb Cerro Siete Hermanos (4780 m), as high as we can.
We will start a very early drive to Laguna Verde and set up our tents for the night. A relaxing plus: a pool of warm water to end the day on the best note!
After breakfast, we will head up to Mulas Muertas, another acclimatization spot at 5200 m. We will overnight at Laguna Verde Hut.
We will spend the day recovering and trying to relax at Laguna Verde, to prepare our bodies for one of the big challenges.
Our first 6000 m peak: the San Francisco Volcano. We will start before sunrise and will probably summit around noon.
Another rest day, relaxing at Laguna Verde.
Our second 6000 m peak: Cerro Vicuñas. 4 by 4 cars will take us to 5000 m, after a few stops to replenish our energies with snacks and water.
|03/02/2020 to 16/02/2020|
|22/02/2020 to 06/03/2020|
2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Copiapo, Laguna Santa Rosa Hut, Laguna Verde Hut, camping in tents.
Please keep in mind that you will need a complete and adequate mountaineering equipment to have a successful expedition to San Francisco. For that purpose, all your personal equipment will be checked by one of our guides in the hotel. There are no rental shops in Copiapo or Santiago. If you need to rent mountaineering equipment, we can rent it for you in Mendoza but we need to know all your sizes in advanced.
I'm originally from São Paulo and lived in Brazil until 2010 when I decided to drop everything and live off the mountain.
I used to work in advertising, until I studied and graduated in 2013 from the EPGAMT school in Mendoza. Today I'm one of the few professional mountain guides from Brazil.
I've been a climber for 12 years and have great experience in climbing rock, ice and high mountain. I'm specialized in the Central Andes and climbed dozens of mountains in the region.
I've done crossings in the Central Andes from Argentina to Chile, and ice climbing as well, participating for 5 years in Vallecitos Ice Climbing Festival. In addition I climbed great mountains like: Aconcagua (6962m), Ojos del Salado (6898m), Tres Cruces Sur (6738m), Tres Cruces Central (6640m), Mercedario (6770m), Tupungato Volcano (6556m), Aconcagua and Cerro Plata (5943m), Vicuñas (6087m), among others.
I've been working in Aconcagua for the last 4 years in a row and started as a porter in 2012. I worked my way up and now lead several expeditions at Central and dry Andes.
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