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Climbing Cerro Penitentes (4351m) from Mendoza in 4 days

Join Leandro, an AAGM certified guide, for a fantastic 4 day climbing adventure to the summit of the Cerro Penitentes, near Mendoza, in the Andes of Argentina.






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  • Enjoy a 4 day climbing expedition to the summit of the Cerro Penitentes.
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Andes of Argentina.
  • Gaze at the majestic Aconcagua mountain from the summit.


On this 4 day adventure, you will get to climb to the top of the incredible Cerro Penitentes (4,351m) in the Andes of Argentina.

Located near the city of Mendoza, Penitentes is a truly unique and beautiful peak. It is also located not far from the highest mountain in the Americas, the mythical Aconcagua (6,962m). If the day is clear enough, you may even be able to see Aconcagua from the summit!

The trip will begin in the city of Mendoza. At approximately 9:00 am, we will drive approximately 180 kilometers to Penitentes. Upon arrival, we will trek to the base camp by the Quebrada de Vargas (3,300m), where we will spend the night. On the second day, for the purpose of acclimatization, we will rest and take light walks around the base camp area. On the third day, we will climb to the summit of Penitentes before returning to base camp for the night. The total time for the climb should be approximately 8-10 hours. And finally, on the last day of the trip, we will depart from base camp and drive back to Mendoza.

In order to participate on this trip, you should be in good physical condition. Prior mountaineering experience is also advantageous as well.

Climbing the Cerro Penitentes is a glorious experience. The views you will get to enjoy are priceless. To join me on this 4 day expedition, just send me a request.

Would you like to do some trekking in Argentinean Patagonia? Then join me on this day long hike to the Paso de Cuadrado, near El Chalten.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Please contact me for price quotes.

The price includes the guiding fee, transfer from Mendoza to Penitentes and back to Mendoza, meals (except for the first lunch) and high mountain tents.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Leandro

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