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Let me take you on a journey to the top of the Cerro Penitentes (4,350m).
Located in the Central Andes, not far from the city of Mendoza, the Cerro Penitentes is truly special. It may be one of the more unique peaks you will ever see. It has been shaped by wind and moulded by time. The resulting erosion makes the peak look like a group of penitents praying on their knees. Thus the name.
The Cerro Penitentes is also known as the high mountain because of its altitude. But don’t let that scare you. While difficult, it is a climb that requires no prior experience. Thus making it a perfect first step in high altitude climbing.
We will be making this climb in a brisk 3 days. We will first meet in Mendoza before making our way via private transfer to Villa Penitentes. After that we will trek to the mountain refuge Grajales and stay the night. The next morning, after breakfast, it’s on to the Cerro Penitentes before returning to the mountain refuge. The last day it’s back to Villa Penitentes and back to the city of Mendoza.
So join me up this amazing mountain. Stand atop its peak. Rest on your knees in awe of a view that inspired prayer from the mountain itself.
I will be awaiting your message.
And if you are looking for another, perhaps easier trek within the Central Andes, you can also join me on this trip.
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
- Day 1: City of Mendoza - Villa Penitentes - Mountain Refuge Grajales (2,900m)
- Day 2: Mountain Refuge Grajales - Ascend Cerro Penitentes (4,350m) - Mountain Refuge Grajales
- Day 3: Mountain Refuge Grajales - Villa Penitentes - City of Mendoza
Mountain Refuge Grajales
About the Guide
Mountain Guide - EPGAMT - Argentina
I was born in Patagonia, Argentina and formed at an early age as a climber in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Currently I completed a large number of rock and ice climbing routes, backcountry skiing and ascents in many mountains around the world such as Mt. Lhotse (8.516 mts.), the 4th highest peak in the world, without using supplemental oxygen (May, 2012).
I'm a certified Mountain Guide from the EPGAMT and a member of the Argentinian Mountain Guides Association (AAGM) and work on Mt. Aconcagua, which I had repeatedly ascended, as well as in other peaks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and in The Himalayas in Nepal.
During the winter season, I practice backcountry skiing, mostly on the volcanoes in Patagonia, where I can offer you different adventures, according to your level (beginner, learner or advanced learner).
I feel very privileged to work as a mountain guide, to do the job that I love, and to be able to share it with people that have the same passion.
Join my expeditions and I will provide you a high standard of safety and personal attention!