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Pissis, Argentina, 17 Day Guided Ascent

Accompany UIMLA certified guide Pako on a 17 day climbing journey to the summit of the spectacular Pissis mountain in the Puna de Atacama area of Argentina.

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Andes

17 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The Pissis mountain (6,792m) in Argentina is a sensational peak. It also happens to be the third highest mountain in the Americas, behind only the Ojos del Salado and Aconcagua, yet it doesn’t nearly get the same attention as those peaks. Nonetheless, making the journey to its summit is an incredible adventure. And because it is less famous than those other peaks, there are less crowds to worry about in high season. Hence making this 17 day ascent a more tranquil, personally enlightening experience.

Located in the gorgeous Puna de Atacama plateau, the Pissis mountain is not an overtly difficult peak to climb. However, despite the relatively straight forward route, it is still a nearly 7,000 meter peak, so there will be some tough spots. As a result, it is important that participants on this trip have some prior experience and are in good physical condition.

Prior to your climb of Pissis, you will get to enjoy 4 acclimatization climbs of 4 fantastic peaks. Those peaks are the Redondo Colorado (4,180m), the Piedra Pomez (4,880m), the Mulas Muertas north shoulder (5,015m) and Mount San Francisco (6,045m). These climbs will ensure that you are properly acclimatized for the big climb of Pissis.

Throughout this trip you will be spending your nights in the village of Caldera, the Las Grutas refuge and in various campsites in places like Laguna Verde and Rio Lamas, as well as the various camps on Pissis.

Climbing Pissis is an amazing expedition. And I would be glad to guide you through it. If you would like to join me, all you have to do is send me a request.

Would you like to climb to the summit of the second highest peak in the Americas, the Ojos del Salado? Then join me on this 14 day trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Copiapo Airport - Village of Caldera

Day 2: Transfer to Santa Rosa Lake (3,700m)

Day 3: Acclimatization ascent of Redondo Colorado (4,180m) - Rio Lamas (4,300m)

Day 4: Acclimatization ascent of Piedra Pomez (4,880m) - Rio Lamas

Day 5: Transfer to Laguna Verde (4,300m)

Day 6: Acclimatization of Mulas Muertas north shoulder (5,015m) - Laguna Verde

Day 7: Acclimatization ascent of Mount San Francisco (6,045m) - Laguna Verde

Day 8: Transfer to Las Grutas refuge (4,200m)

Day 9: Day in Las Grutas

Day 10: Transfer to Pissis Base Camp (4,600m)

Day 11: Ascent to Camp 1 (5,100m)

Day 12: Ascent to Camp 2 (5,550m)

Day 13: Climb to Pissis summit (6,792m) - Camp 2

Day 14: Extra Day

Day 15: Transfer to Las Grutas

Day 16: Transfer to Village of Caldera

Day 17: Copiapo Airport

 

Details

Accommodation

2 nights in the village of Caldera, the Las Grutas refuge and a tent in different campsites during the expedition.

Meeting point

Copiapo airport

About the guide

I try to do things differently, I do not like boxes. I have lived in the corporate world, in a caravan, working as an au pair, a frustrated travel photographer and a Spanish teacher in Denmark. Travel backpacking from Spain to Vietnam for a year and travel the length of Chile on my mountain bike.

Always in love with travel, I have been working for the outdoor industry since 2008 traveling the world in more than 30 countries. I love to guide and share my experience and mountaineering skills with other lovers of remote and isolated destinations, far from crowded mountaineering centers. When I'm not working or in the mountains you can find me playing the Spanish guitar sitting on the porch of my house sharing the sunset with my lovely girlfriend.

Languages

English

Certificates

AEGM | UIMLA

Residence

Benasque, Spain - Valparaíso, Chile


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 6083 Each

Group of 2

USD 4382 Each

Group of 3

USD 3248 Each

Group of 4

USD 2939 Each

Group of 5

USD 2939 Each

Group of 6

USD 2939 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes accommodation for 2 nights in Caldera, the Las Grutas refuge, and camping equipment along, transportation in a 4x4 and meals. However, the price does not include airfare, bus tickets or food in Caldera.




 

 

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