Cerro Pissis (6795 m) 15-day guided ascent in Catamarca

Hernán, an AAGM mountain guide, has an incredible 15-day ascent to Cerro Pissis (6795) to offer you. Venture into the extreme dryness of the desert!




Trip Duration

15 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Cerro Pissis is an inactive stratovolcano embellishing the Andes range, sitting between La Rioja and Catamarca provinces in Argentina. With its 6795 m is the third highest volcano in the Southern and Western hemispheres and one of the highest in the world.

    The wonderful landscapes around are volcanic, with multi-color lava, a few lagoons and a general extreme dryness. The flora is almost none, but its fauna is pretty diverse: vicuñas, guanacos, donkeys, flamingos, condors and many other bird species.

    I invite you to admire all that from a height of 6795 m, which we can reach in 15 exciting days. We will begin in Mendoza and travel to Catamarca, where our real adventure will start. It will take us 15 days ascending and descending, and 14 nights camping in the most breathtaking desert landscape.

    If you want to spend two weeks in a remote place while ascending an incredible volcano, please sign up. The only pre-requisite to join is to be in good physical condition and to have some experience in mountaineering.

    I also offer a 15-day mountaineering program to the highest active volcano in the world: Ojos del Salado (6803m).

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    3000 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price includes guide's assistant.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    in Mendoza, Argentina


    In tents

    More info

    You need to wear and bring adequate clothing: Sportswear, feather jacket, insulated jacket (goretex or ultrex type), waterproof trousers, thermal t-shirt, thermal leggings, leggings, double boots, hat, gloves, sunscreen, sleeping bag, crampons, hiking picket (depending on the hill and the chosen route, sun glasses with UV filter (Clothing for high mountain). In case you don't have any of these elements, we could provide it for you.


    About the Guide


    I love the mountain, and all its sports. It is a place where one can find peace and know in depth. It's my ground wire when I need quiet and silence. I started working as a guide and porter in 2006, I have been working and enjoying the beauty of the mountain for many years.

    I am a mountain guide AAGM and UIMLA, founder of Rocamadreaventura, a company dedicated to trekking, climbing in ice / rock, high mountain and skiing. Our company is composed of professional guides in charge of showing people what we love.



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