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Cerro El Plata 9-day climb from Mendoza, Argentina

Cerro El Plata
Cerro El Plata
Cerro El Plata
Cerro El Plata

Join certified mountain guide Sebastián Satke on a thrilling 9-day Cerro El Plata climb from Mendoza, Argentina and discover the wonders of the Andes!

Private and Group


9 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec




Would you like to discover one of the most amazing mountains in the Andes? Then join me on this Cerro El Plata 9-day climb from Mendoza.

At 5968 m.a.s.l, Cerro El Plata is the highest mountain on the El Plata range in the Andes. This stunning peak boasts many mountain huts and is well-prepared for mountaineering adventures. It is often climbed by mountaineers that wish to train for more challenging climbs such as Aconcagua.

On this 9-day adventure, we will set out from Mendoza city and drive first to Vallecitos, where we will start our trek. Every day, we will enjoy approximately 4 hours of hiking and high mountain life. On summit day, we will put our stamina to test on a longer full-day climb that will reward us with stunning views. Finally, we will return to Mendoza.

Please keep in mind that this is a demanding program. You will need to have a good fitness level and some prior mountaineering experience. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!

So, are you ready to climb to the top of Cerro El Plata? Then book your place now and join me on this 9-day adventure in Mendoza!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils


Day 1: Arrival

Meeting point: Mendoza. 

Last minute purchases, equipment check and equipment rental if necessary.  Transfer to Vallecitos and short hike, depending on the arrival time. Overnight: mountain hut at 2850 m.a.s.l.  

Day 2: Porting to Camp 1

Porting to C1, Piedra Grande (3400 m.a.s..)

Distance: 3.9km approx.

Elevation: 550 meters

Walking time to Piedra Grande: 3 hours

 Return to mountain hut. 

Day 3: Moving to Camp 1

Ascent to the Piedra Grande camp (3400 m.a.s.l)

Walking  time: 3-4 hours

Day 4: Rest

Rest and acclimatization day with soft walks.

Day 5: Moving to Camp 2

Ascent to C2, El Salto (4200 m.a.s.l)

Distance: 2.9km away

Elevation: 800mts

Walking  time: 4hs – 5hs approx.

Day 6: Rest and acclimatization

Short walks in the area, preparing the team to try to summit.

Day 7: Summit day

Hike to the summit of Cerro Plata 5968 m.a.s.l

Elevation: 1768 mts

Distance: 6.9km

Time to the summit: more than 9-12hs

Return to El Salto camp.

Day 8: Return to Mendoza

Day 9: Extra day

In case of bad weather, we have scheduled an extra day into our program.



Meeting point


Equipment you will need to bring


Ice axe





Watter bottle

Other gear:  Backpack: 70lts - 85lts.  Bag to be transported by mules and porters (in case of needing and requiring service of porters)  Bag to leave in the shelters in case you need to leave extra equipment.  Trekking poles (2) - adjustable.  Insulating mat.  Inflatable insulation mat (optional, for more comfort).  Warm sleeping bag: -15 / -20 degrees comfort (eg 800 / 1000gms. Of duvet).  1 headlamp with new batteries. (with spare batteries)  1 lip protector and sunscreen (SPF minimum 40)  Personal kitchen items (plate, fork, spoon, cup)  2 bottles (ex: Nalgene of 1lt with insulator if possible).  1 thermos (1lt).  Personal care items (personal medications, hygiene items).  Photo camera.  Bottle to urinate.  Pickaxe (depending on the time of year) Feet:  Trekking shoes.  High Mountain double boots (in case of trekking boots, make sure that they are prepared for VERY LOW temperatures and that crampons can be placed on them).  1 pair of leggings.  1 pair of thin socks (1st skin)  1 pair of socks to leave in the sleeping bag (always dry to sleep)  2 pairs of trekking socks for the approach.  1 pair of thick high mountain socks for summit day.  1 pair of crampons. Legs  1 trekking pants.  1 thin pants (1st skin)  1 warm pants (polar, primaloft, duvet)  1 waterproof pants (Gore-Tex). Upper body  2 synthetic long-sleeved thermal shirts (1st skin)  2 polar divers, long sleeves.  1 thin duvet jacket, primaloft or similar coat.  1 duvet coat jacket with hood. (-30 / -20)  1 waterproof jacket and windbreaker with hood (ex: Gore-Tex) Head  1 sun hat or hat.  1 warm hat (covering the ears).  1 balaclava  1 pair of high mountain goggles. (UV factor 4)  1 pair of mountain glasses. (UV factor 4) Hands  1 pair of work gloves, comfortable for trekking.  2 pairs of inner gloves, 1st skin.  1 pair of warm gloves (polar, primaloft)  1 pair of warm and waterproof gloves (ski type)  1 pair of mittens or similar prepared for VERY LOW temperatures)

About the guide

My name is Sebastian. I was born in Tandil, in the Buenos Aires Province. I am a High Mountain Guide trained at the EPGAMT (Provincial School of Mountain and Trekking Guides of Mendoza) and also an UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader.

I also certified myself as a Climbing Monitor at the FASA (Argentinian Federation of Ski and Alpinism) and received an WFR (Wilderness First Reply) and a PHTLS (PreHospital Trauma Life Support) certification, and I hold a Personal Trainer certifícate, granted by G-SE and BioKinetics.

I work as a professional mountain guide mainly in the Aconcagua, a summit that I have reached more than 20 times, with several ascents from the Aconcagua Base Camp and some via the Polish Glacier, where I have worked as a porter for more than 6 years.

In 2013 I climbed Makalu in the Himalayas in Nepal without oxygen or sherpas, reaching an altitude of 7500 meters, unable to make it to the summit for meteorological reasons and avalanches.





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