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Cerro Vallecitos Ascent in Mendoza

Vallecitos

Discover the stunning Cordón del Plata subrange on this unforgettable ascent of Cerro Vallecitos (5469 m) in Mendoza. Let a local, certified guide lead the way to this spectacular summit.

Private

Andes

6 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • It is a very accessible ascent.
  • Cerro Vallecitos has several shelters located at 2800 meters above sea level.
  • You can choose to add on mules or porters to carry the loads.
  • The view from the summit is incredible.

Description

Located in the Tupungato and Luján de Cuyo regions in Mendoza, the Cordón del Plata subrange is famous among mountaineers training for high-altitude climbs in the Andes. On this 6-day Cerro Vallecitos ascent, we will reach the summit of the second highest peak in the Cordón del Plata and enjoy a unique experience as well as spectacular views.

Cerro Vallecitos is located within the Cordón del Plata Provincial Park. The subrange outlines the horizon towards the town of Potrerillos, just 70km away from Mendoza city. At 5469 m, it is the second highest in the subrange and one of the most popular "five-thousanders" in the area, as well as a great training ground for Aconcagua climbers.

Although climbing Vallecitos is not technically hard, it does require good acclimatization and an excellent fitness level. The time of ascent each day is around 6 to 8 hours and on summit day, we begin from an altitude of 4200m until we reach the 5400m summit. Keep in mind that we can include an optional porter service upon request for an extra fee, which would make the climb a bit easier. Regardless of the option you choose, the views from the summit will be well worth the effort!

If you would like to join this amazing Vallecitos ascent in Mendoza, then contact me and we can start making arrangements.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Rope

- Harness

- Avalanche equipment

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Mules and porters are not included in the price, please inquire about adding this service if you are interested.


Itinerary

Day 1: 8:00 am meeting with the guide, equipment check and rental. Transfer to Cordon del Plata. Acclimatization trekking – Night in the refuge 2800m.

Day 2: Trekking 4 hours to Piedra Grande where we will spend the night 3500 m – Camp I

Day 3: rekking 3-4 hours to the Salto de Agua camp where we will spend the night 4250 m –camp II Day 04: rest days at Salto de Agua camp 4250 m – camp II

Day 4: Summit to Cerro Vallecitos 5500 m – 8 h approx.

Day 5: Extra day in case of bad weather or lack of acclimatization.

Day 6: Return to Mendoza.

 

Details

Accommodation

First night in refuge, rest of the days in tents.

Meeting point

We will meet at your hotel

Equipment you will need to bring

Rent equipment on site

Helmet

Goggles

Backpack

Crampons

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

UIMLA-AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina

Dedicated to climbing and exploring in the Andes mountains for over 20 years. He has been at the summit of Aconcagua 15 times one of which ascended by the Glacier of the Polish.

He also climbed Nevado de Huascaran, Alpamayo and Tocllarraju in Peru; Huayna Potosi, Illampu, Pequeño Alpamayo in Bolivia; Volcan Lanin, Incahuasy, Poincenot Needle, Guilloumet Needle, C ° Gorra Blanca, and 10 trips to the southern Patagonian Ice Cap, just to mention some of his ascensions, besides several crossings in ski in the patagonia as well as in the Mendocinos andes.

Languages

English

Certificates

AAGM | UIMLA

Residence

Mendoza, Argentina


What people are saying about Guillermo de Haro

Rutger de Groen

5.00

August, 2022

San Bernardo was my first 4k plus summit ever. Guillermo is a very good guide and helped me learn how to encounter such a summit. It went really well, which resulted in a very pleasent expidition!

Rutger de Groen

5.00

August, 2022

Although we didnt climb penitentes due to weather circumstances, I would still rate Mirador del Tolosa a 5 star. The climb was amazing. There was a lot of snow, which made the trip very challenging but really nice!!

Robyn Collins

5.00

January, 2022

The entire trip from the admin side with explore-share to Guillermo’s organisation and personality was superb. The mountain is stunning, with vivid colours of the rainbow. Guillermo provided support, humour and knowledge along the way to the summit with breath taking views of Aconcagua and the Andes. I spent New Year’s Eve playing cards, drinking the finest Cab Franc from Zapata wine, salami from Tandil, and trying to identify the constellations in the magical sky, near the fire with Guillermo. Highly recommended.


 

 

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