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El Plomo Peak guided 3-day ascent

Join the local ACGM mountain guide Gaston, in this great 3-day ascent to El Plomo peak, with a really majestic view from its 5450-meter summit.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


Let’s go to climb the El Plomo peak, one of the most famous mountains in Santiago!

With a summit covered by glaciers, El Plomo peak is visible from all the central valley of the Andes. In the past, its summit was reached by the Incas, who used it as high sanctuary.

For this program that I am offering, we will use mules to help us transport the equipment to the base. We’ll ascend El Plomo peak by a safe trail, using crampons for the crossing of the upper glacier.

Once we are at the top (at 5450 meters), you will be able to contemplate much of the Andean massif, including the famous Aconcagua summit, on the other side of the mountain range.

The best period to come to this Chilean region is during the summer, from November to March. In this season you can also enjoy many other outdoor activities. For example, you can challenge yourself by climbing the San Jose volcano in a 5-day program I am leading.

So, if you are planning to come to Chile I can organize a perfect trip for you, according to your wishes and expectations. Contact me now for further details!



About the guide

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Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. Get in touch with me, I can offer you unique experiences!

I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.

I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.

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Prices per person

Group of 3

USD 418 each

Group of 4

USD 418 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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