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Climbing Olivares Central in San Juan, Argentina

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Follow Pablo, a certified local guide, and discover the stunning Andean Olivares Central mountain in the province of San Juan in Argentina!



9 Days

Jan - May, Nov, Dec




* Reach the summit of one the most amazing mountains in the Central Andes.

* Enjoy panoramic views of the Andean Mountains.

* Improve your mountaineering skills with an expert local guide.


If you are looking for a challenging ascent in South America, this trip is for you! Join me and reach the summit of the Olivares Central (6200m), one of the most beautiful and unexplored mountains of the Central Andes!

Located in San Juan Province, near the town of Rodeo, the Olivares Central is also known as Cumbre de la Majadita. This Argentinian peak was one of the last over-6000m peaks in the Andes to be climbed (1965), and its very popular among courageous mountaineers.

On this 9-day trip we will cross some beautiful glaciers and enjoy a real alpine experience. Furthermore, we will revel in the panoramic views of the Andes, the longest continental mountain range in the world!

Although this is not a technically hard ascent, you do need a good fitness level! Of course, I will be there to help and guide you. 

So, if you are up for an amazing mountaineering tour away from the crowds, please get in touch with me. Let’s get to the top of the Olivares Central, in San Juan, Argentina!

And if you are looking for a hiking adventure in this same area, take a look at my Cerro Bauchazeta trip!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Not including accommodation, meals in the city, and group equipment carrier (optional 1200USD to be shared among participants).


Day 1: Arrival and Welcome

Transfer from Mendoza or San Juan Airport to Bella Vista (1900 m). Overnight in our full-equipped cabins.

Day 2: Paso Agua Negra

After preparing our backpacks, we have a 2-hour drive to the entrance of Quebrada de San Javier (3800 m). Then, we’ll walk for 3 or 4 hours to our first base camp (4300 m).

Day 3: Acclimatization

On day 3 we will acclimatize to the altitude by walking around the basecamp. We will also hydrate for the days to come.

Day 4: Second base camp

We will hike (5 or 6 hours) to our second base camp, next to the glacier (5200m).

Day 5: Summit day

On summit day, we will enjoy a 6-hour hike to the top of Olivares Central (6200m). Then, we will return to our first base camp.

Day 6: Extra day

Extra day in case of bad weather or more acclimatization.

Day 7: Back to confort

We will return to our cabins and enjoy a delicious meal and good wine upon our return.

Day 8: End of the adventure

Transfer back to the starting point.


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I'm EGMSJ Guide and San Guillermo National Park Guide, from San Juan, Argentina.
I have WFR and Sesvi 4x4 certified.

I’ve been doing rock climbing and mountaineering for more than 15 years, here in Cordillera de los Andes mostly and in other places like Patagonia, Australia, New Zealand, Chile.

I love the idea of verticality and how to find the horizontality on this plane.

So, if you like hiking, rock climbing or mountaineering and you are thinking for a new place in Cordillera de los Andes, I can show you some beautiful places. :)



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