Mount Vallecitos

Vallecitos - Mendoza

AltitudE

5.570 masl. - 18,269 feet.

Difficulty

There are not technical ways, but it requires a very good physical and psychological condition.

Length

5 days

SEASON

All year round.

Mount Vallecitos is a beautiful and renowned argentinian peak located in the high Andes of Mendoza. It is a 5.570 masl / 18,269 feet hill and it´s often used to climatize and train for people who wants to climb Aconcagua. Vallecitos has an amazing normal route, with really panoramic and colourful valleys, ravines and surrounding lower peaks.
Our services include high quality altitude tents, meals, transfers and the assistance, support and leadership of the best mountain guides.
  • ITINERARY
  • SERVICES
  • GEAR LIST

Day 1: Mendoza City - Vallecitos Ski Center - Veguitas Camp - Piedra Grande Camp - Veguitas Camp


(3.400 masl - 11,152 feet). Gear check up. Transfer from Mendoza City to Vallecitos Ski Center. Hike up and set up tents at Veguitas Camp. Keep climbing up to Piedra Grande Camp for carrying food and equipment. Return back to Veguitas Camp to spend the night. Walking time: 6 hours. Included services: transfer, box lunch, dinner tent night.

Day 2: Veguitas Camp - Piedra Grande Camp- El Salto Camp - Piedra Grande Camp


(4.200 masl - 13,776 feet). Hike up and set up tents at Piedra Grande Camp. Keep climbing up to the base camp at El Salto campsite for carrying food and equipment. Return back to Piedra Grande Camp to spend the night. Walking time: 6 hours. Included services: full board, tent night.

Day 3: Piedra Grande Camp - El Salto Camp.


(4.200 masl - 13,776 feet). Move up to base camp. Walking time: 3 hours. Included services: full board, tent night.

Day 4: El Salto Camp - Summit - El Salto Camp.


(5.570 masl - 18,269 feet). Final ascent to Vallecitos summit. Return back to base camp. Walking time: 8 hours. Included services: full board, tent night.

Day 5: El Salto Camp - Vallecitos Ski Resort - Mendoza City


Descent to Vallecitos Ski Resort. Transfer to Mendoza City. End of services. Walking time: 4 hours. Included services: breakfast, box lunch and transfer.

Note:


This itinerary is subject to changes due to weather or force majeure conditions that put in risk the group security. Decision and changes are to be taken by the guide according to their criteria, knowledge and experience, and any modification will always be for the safety of the group.

What's included


  • Bilingual Mountain Guides (Ratio: 1 Guide per 4 customers).
  • All private transfers:
    • Mendoza City – Vallecitos – Mendoza City.
  • 4 approach, base or advanced camp nights (Full board).
  • All meals during the expedition.
  • High altitude cooking gear.
  • High quality mountain tents.
  • First aid kit.
  • Radio communication.
  • Global Positioning System equipment (GPS).

What's not included


  • Personal clithing and climbing equipment.
  • Accident and rescue insurance.
  • Rescue expenses and emergency evacuation costs.
  • Extra expenses cash.
  • Hotel or refuge nights.
  • Mules or altitude porter for personal loads.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra service not specified in include ítem.
Foot
  • Plastic boots: double or triple, with removable liner. Suggestion: La Sportiva Spantic, Scarpa Phantom Guide.
  • Trekking shoes. Suggestion: La Sportiva Boulder, Assolo Salyan.
  • Gaitors Gore-Tex + Cordura.
  • Socks
Upper Body
  • 2 Long sleeve thermal shirt. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 1 T-shirt. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 1 Polar / fleece Jacket.
  • 1 Softshell Jacket (Opcional).
  • 1 Goretex Jacket.
  • 1 Down Jacket. Suggestion: The North Face Baltoro. (-20° C).
  • 1 T-Shirt.
Lower Body
  • 1 Long underwear pant. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 1 fleece trousers
  • 1 Goretex pant.Waterproof/ breathable
  • 1 Trekking pant. Dryloft.
Head
  • 1 Warm hat. wool or polar-tec.
  • 1 Balaclava. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 1 Sun hat. with neck protection.
  • 1 Head lamp. With extra batteries. Petzl / Black Diamond
  • 2 Sunglasses. 100% UV protection. Must have side covers. Category 4 or more (Julbo or Bolle).
  • 1 Goggles.
  • 1 Buff
Hands
  • 1 Light gloves. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 1 Fleece and Waterproof Gloves for cold weather.
  • 1 Warm down mittens..
  • 1 Over mittens: Goretex.
General and climbing equipment:
  • Down sleeping bag -30° C.
  • Therm-a-rest mat. -1. + Mattress
  • Expedition backpack. 75 - 90 litres
  • Day pack 30 - 45 litres. (optional)
  • crampons 12 points.
  • 1 trekking Poles.
  • Pocket knife. Victorinox or Leatherman tool.
  • Plate, fork, spoon, cup, glass. Unbreakable set for high camps.
  • 1 Pee bottle. Pee Funnel (for women). Suggested: Freshets.
  • 2 Drinking bottle - with hermetic closing.
  • 1 thermo
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, wet wipes.
  • Towel
  • 1 Sun Block. UV 50 at least.
  • 1 Lips cream. UV 40.
  • 1 Hydrating cream. (optional)
  • Personal medications
  • Personal first aid kit. Simple and light. (Compeed, analgesic, disinfectant)
Optionals
  • Camera
  • Ear plugs. for windy nights.
  • Hand warmers: for summit push (no direct contact with skin)
   

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