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Climb Monte Pissis (6,790m), 14-day Expedition with acclimatization in Catamarca, Argentina

Monte Pissis

Join ACGM certified guide Adolfo for a 14 day mountaineering expedition in Catamarca, Argentina that will take you to the top of Monte Pissis.



14 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Enjoy a 14-day climbing trip to the summit of Monte Pissis.
  • Enjoy additional climbs on the Mulas Muertas Peak and the San Francisco Volcano.
  • Visit the Argentinean town of Fiambala.


Located in the desert of Argentina, the Monte Pissis (6,790m) is a fantastic peak that is well worth climbing. And, for 14 exciting days, I would like to guide you not only to the summit of this great mountain, but to several other wonderful places.

The approach to the Monte Pissis is extraordinary. For over 90 kilometers, you will get to trek through and admire mountain terrain, as well as desert terrain. You will also get to cross streams and rivers, while also passing by several sensational, emerald colored lakes. Finally, throughout the approach, don’t be surprised if you spot groups of vicunas and guanacos.

Due to the height of the Monte Pissis, it is important that you are properly acclimatized before climbing to the summit. As a result, you will be scaling not one, but two wonderful peaks prior to the ascent of Monte Pissis. Those peaks are the Mulas Muertas Mountain (5,250) and the San Francisco Volcano (6,036m). Each climb will take between 5 and 8 hours.

Additional highlights of this trip include the Laguna Santa Rosa, the Laguna Verde, and the Argentinan town of Fiambala.

When it comes to the ascent of the Monte Pissis, several days will be dedicated to you reaching the summit, with stops at various camps. As a result, you will get even more time to properly acclimatize, while also enjoying more spectacular views.

Participants on this trip must be in good physical condition.

A climb for those with an adventurous spirit, I have no doubt you’ll have an unforgettable experience reaching the summit of the Monte Pissis. To join me on this 14-day adventure, please send a request.

Are you looking for a shorter South American climbing expedition? Then come and join me on this 6-day trip that will take you to the top of the Marmolejo peak, near Santiago, Chile.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please contact me for price information.


Day 1: Flight to Copiapo and trek to Vallecito (2,800m)

Day 2: Drive to Laguna Santa Rose (3,700m)

Day 3: Drive to Laguna Verde (4,300m)

Day 4: Hike up the Mulas Muertas Mountain (5,250m)

Day 5: Climb the San Francisco Volcano (6,036m)

Day 6: Travel from Laguna Verde to Fiambala (1,700m)

Day 7: Fiambala to Monte Pissis Base Camp (4,790m)

Day 8: Carry day for equipment to altitude of 5,400 meters.

Day 9: Rest day at Base Camp

Day 10: Hike from Base Camp to High Camp

Day 11: Climb from High Camp to Summit High Camp

Day 12: Descend from Summit High Camp to Base Camp and return to Copiapo

Day 13: Flight back to Santiago

Day 14: Extra Day




Various camps during the expedition.

Meeting point


About the guide

For more than 20 years I have worked as a guide in Chile. Join me and I´ll be able to show you the wonderful spots that the Andes offer to those who share my passion for big mountains.

I live in Santiago de Chile, the Chilean capital, where there are many options for high altitude ascents, even over 6,000 meters, in close proximity to the city. I also regularly organize trips to the Chilean Altiplano, where there are many mountains over 6000 meters. However, the main attraction of these trips is to witness the intensity and loneliness of the Atacama Desert.

I would love to have the opportunity to share these magical moments with you and help you achieve your goals and dreams.



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