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Cerro del Plata 8-day guided expedition

Cerro del Plata
Cerro del Plata
Cerro del Plata
Cerro del Plata

An amazing 8-day mountaineering expedition up to the summit of Cerro del Plata, in Vallecitos, very close to the Andes Mountain Range. Let Luis (AAGM mountain guide) lead you through the most incredible corners of this Patagonian region!

Andes

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec


Description

The Cerro del Plata is a perfect mountain to have a first introduction to high mountaineering. Moreover, it is usually a point of acclimatization before undertaking more challenging ascents. Once you climb the Cerro del Plata you’ll be ready for the Aconcagua, Tupungato, Mercedario or any other peak of more than 6000 meters.

This expedition up to the summit of Cerro del Plata will take us 8 amazing days. Our starting point will be Vallecitos, Mendoza. During the ascent we’ll spend the night in one of the most important mountain lodges of the area.

Furthermore, there will be some nights that we’ll sleep under the starlight, in a comfortable campsite. At the foot of Cerro del Plata you can also find numerous services and facilities.

At the end of this description you will find more details about the day-by-day itinerary.

Although you won’t need any especial technical skill, it is a program suitable for people with an excellent physical condition.

So, if you think you’re ready for this big mountaineering adventure, join me! You can fill out the form and get in touch with me. That way we can discuss and organize the ascent together!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Personal insurance

- Transportation start and back


Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza - Mausy Hut - Vegitas - Mausy Hut

Departure from Mendoza in a private transfer that will take us directly to Vallecitos (2900 m) in Cordón del Plata. This day we will spend the night in the Mausy mountain hut and we will make a short walk to begin the acclimatization. Dinner included.

Day 2: Mausy Hut - San Bernardo - Mausy Hut

Ascent to Cerro San Bernardo at 4200 m and return to the Mausy hut. Acclimatization process.

Day 3: Mausy Hut - Las Cadenitas - Mausy Hut

Departure in the morning after breakfast, heading to Las Cadenitas, following the acclimatization itinerary. Dinner and overnight in the Mausy mountain hut.

Day 4: El Salto base camp

A good breakfast in the morning will comfort us to continue ascending to arrive at El Salto (4400 m), an ideal place to set up our base camp. Estimated walking time about 6 to 7 hours. Dinner at the base camp.

Day 5: Acclimatization and resting day

Breakfast, day of rest and acclimatization. Short hike in the area.

Day 6: Summit day!

Very early breakfast at 4.00 AM and beginning of the climb to Cerro del Plata (6000m) which will require more than 8 hours of ascent and about 5 hours of descent to the camp. Dinner.

Day 7: El Salto - Mausy Hut - Mendoza

Breakfast. We will disarm the camp to start the descent to the area of the mountain huts where we’ll await the transfer that will take us back to Mendoza.

Day 8: Extra Day

An extra day for more acclimatization or bad weather conditions.

 

Details

More info

Price does not include:

  • Personal equipment;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Porters (this cost will be distributed among all the members of the expedition);
  • Overnight stay at the huts;
  • Meals during the ascent.

Meeting point

Vallecitos, Mendoza.

About the guide

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Luis

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Mountain Leader

Argentine professional Mountain Guide (AAGM-PNL)

I was born in the Andes area, North Patagonia, and I am a certified guide from the Argentina Mountain Guides Association.

I specialize in guided tours to Lanin volcano, by the normal route or other alternative routes and I also have the authorization of Lanin National Park since 2003. I have done between 30 and 40 ascents to Lanin per season, which gives me the experience and security to plan the safest programs with the best services.

In addition to Lanin, I also specialize in guided tours to Domuyo and Tromen volcanos, and traverses in the San Martin de los Andes area.

I am also an Ecomed lifeguard, and I have done the rescue courses in a leadership and natural environment.

Certificates

AAGM

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What people are saying about Luis

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My rating for the winter ascent of Lanin volcano is 10/10 in every possible aspect. Luis organized perfectly well the whole ascent and assembled a great team of guides (Ramiro, Gabriel and Jonathan) who came with him to the mountain. The day before, we met in San Martin to check the equipment. On day one, after the hike up to the refuge, we went over the techniques and gear needed for the summit day (self-arrest, avalanche safety equipment, etc.). Summit day is demanding, but exceptional! The views from the summit include Villarica, Llaima and Copahue volcanoes to the north, and Tronador, Puntiagudo and Osorno to the south. Booking through Explore-Share was very smooth and easy, the customer service is the best!

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Luis es un guía absolutamente maravilloso, con un conocimiento de la montaña superlativo que nos dio seguridad y permitió disfrutar incluso con condiciones climáticas difíciles. Tiene un gran manejo de grupo, firme y amable a la vez, con sentido del humor y gran amor por la naturaleza. Los seis días de la transvolcánica fueron mágicos y estoy a la expectativa de una nueva travesía.

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5.00

My rating for the winter ascent of Lanin volcano is 10/10 in every possible aspect. Luis organized perfectly well the whole ascent and assembled a great team of guides (Ramiro, Gabriel and Jonathan) who came with him to the mountain. The day before we met in San Martin to check the equipment, and on day one after the hike up to the refuge, we went over the techniques and gear needed for the summit day (self-arrest, avalanche safety equipment, etc.). Summit day is demanding, but exceptional! The views from the summit include Villarica, Llaima and Copahue volcanoes to the north, and Tronador, Puntiagudo and Osorno to the south. Booking through Explore-Share was very smooth and easy, the customer service is the best!


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