First, we will meet at the airport and take you to your hotel. We will check the equipment and rent what we need. Welcome dinner and brief.
Breakfast and visit to the archeological museum. Transfer to Tilcara (4 hours), preparation of equipment, accommodation and dinner (B, L, D).
Breakfast and transfer to the refuge. Organization of camp and acclimatization. We will hike in the area. Accommodation: refuge or tents (B, L, D).
Acclimatization to 4,600 meters and back (B, D).
After breakfast, we will go for an acclimatization hike to Playa Ancha o Diablos and head back to our camp (5 hours).
We will ascend to Playa Ancha and set our tents. This will take us around 4-5 hours (B, L, D).
Summit attempt. At 5,300 meters, we will reach the main col where we will be able to see both routes to the top. After 7-8 hours of activity, we will accomplish the main summit. Then, we will descend to the camps and transfer to Purmamarca. Accommodation and rest (8-9 hours in total, B, L, D).
Breakfast and transfer to Salta. Farewell dinner and celebration. Transfer to the bus station or airport. End of the program.
Refuges and tents.
EPGAMT Mountain Guide from Mendoza, Argentina.
I always enjoyed the mountains, and started with mountaineering activities since a young age, so it was natural for me to become a mountain guide. I’ve been working for more than 15 seasons in Aconcagua, first as porter, then as Mountain Guide assistant, and now as Mountain Guide.
I climbed a lot of peaks all along the Andes mountain range, in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru, including Aconcagua (6.962 mt – 27 ascents, through different routes like the North and the Polish glacier-), Co Plata (6.000 mt), Ojos del Salado (6.780 mt), Mount Pissis (6.850 m), C° LLullaillaco (6.723 m), C° Incahuasi (6.450 m), Vn Sajama (6.550 m), Vn Bonete Chico (6 750 m), Co Junción (5000 m), Toclaraju ( 6036m), Pisco (5750m), and the three summits of Tres Cruces 6.780m. I recently did my first expedition in the Himalayas, where I reached the summit of Mt Lhotse (8.516 mt).
I usually enjoy organizing expeditions to wild, off-the-beaten-track destinations, that need a complex logistic that you won’t find easily elsewhere.
I am fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.
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