Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Private and Group
We get together in the morning in San Juan, where we check the equipment and solve last minute details for the expedition. Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
A transfer will take us from San Juan to a small Andean town called Barreal. We will get to Refuge Laguna Blanca, at 3100 meters of height.
Hike to Laguna Blanca with the help of our porters. It is a beautiful lagoon at 3200 meters. Then we will camp and go back to Refuge Laguna Blanca.
We will walk for about 3 hours to our next point: Cuesta Blanca at 4200 meters.
Together with our porters, we will ascend to Pirca de Indios, a glaciar zone at 5150 meters. After that, we will go back to Cuesta Blanca.
We’ll hike to camp 2, Pirca de Indios, in order to continue with the ascent.
We’ll move to the camp 3, La Ollada, at 5700 meters.
We will finally get to the summit of the marvelous Cerro Mercedario at 6720 meters! After celebrating our goal and taking some pictures, we’ll return to La Ollada.
Back up days in case of any problem that might alter the described program, or if we need to wait for good weather conditions or get a better acclimatization.
We’ll hike down to Laguna Blanca and back to Barreal or San Juan city.
-This expedition can also be done in 16 days. The price for this is: 1pax: US$ 6100 / 2pax: US$ 4180 / 3pax: US$ 3300.
I am an EPGAMT guide from San Juan, Argentina.
I am a fanatic of high mountains ice climbing and trad and sport rock climbing, and I know the Argentinean Andes because I've been climbing and guiding since 2001.
I worked mostly in the Central Andes (Aconcagua, Mercedario, all the summits in Ramada Range and Ansilta Range, Vallecitos Range), but also know and work in the Argentinean North West Atacama Region (Pissis, Bonete Chico, Llullaillaco, Antofalla, Nevado de Cachi etc), and in Patagonia, where I climbed the main needles and mountains, such as Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy Massif (including some new routes also in the main summits in the area).
I am a lover of technical ascent, rocky or icy, with a lot of experience guiding and climbing, so you can decide whatever mountain and route you would like to climb, from easy walking treks, rapps, and rockclimbing tours around San Juan City (where I live), to Ice climbing and rock climbing routes in all the Argentinean Andean including winter ascent to the highest Argentinean Mountains!!!
I have also climbed around Spain, Marruecos, Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Chile.
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