Cerro Plata Expedition

Vallecitos - Mendoza

AltitudE

5,968 masl. – 19,575 feet.

Difficulty

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

Length

7 days.

SEASON

All year round.

Mount Plata is a great alternative to be a part of a big mountain expedition. It has almost 6,000 masl / 20,000 feet. It is another mountaneering reference of Mendoza, because is the highest peak can be seem from several places around the city.
The normal route provides a great variety of landscapes and climates, where you can find quiet green valleys filled with wild flowers; or a panoramic icy wasterland on the hilltops.
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). Check in your equipment. Transfer from Mendoza City to Vallecitos Ski center. Trip 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 El Salto 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 El Salto. Walking time: 3 hours. Included services: full board, tent night.

Day 4: El Salto Camp


(4,200 masl – 13,776 feet). Rest day at base camp. Included services: full board, tent night.

Day 5: El Salto Camp - La Hoyada Camp


(4.650 masl - 15.252 feet). Move up to the camp 1. Walking time: 3 hours. Included services: full board, tent night.

Day 6: La Hoyada Camp - Summit - La Hoyada Camp


(5,968 masl. – 19.575 feet). Final ascent to Mount Plata summit. It is a long day. Return back to camp 1 (La Hoyada). Walking time: 11 hours. Included services: full board, tent night.

Day 7: La hoyada Camp - Vallecitos Ski center - Mendoza City


(750 masl - 2,460 feet). Descent to Vallecitos Ski center. 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 3/4 customers).
  • All private transfers:
    • Mendoza City – Vallecitos Sky Center.
    • Vallecitos Sky center - Mendoza City.
  • 6 approach, base or advanced camp nights (Full board).
  • All meals during the expedition.
  • Altitude cooking gear.
  • High quality mountain tents.
  • First aid kit.
  • Radio communication.
  • Global Positioning System equipment (GPS).

What's not included


  • Personal climbing clothing and equipment.
  • Accident and rescue insurance.
  • Rescue expenses and emergency evacuation costs.
  • Hotel night in Mendoza city.
  • Mule
  • 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.
  • Gaitors Gore-Tex + Cordura.
  • Socks:
    • Merino wool or polypropylene - 2 pairs (warm layer).
    • Polypropylene - 1 pair (liner layer).
    • 2 pairs (to be used in the approach).
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).
Lower Body
  • 1 Long underwear pant. Polypropylene or capilene.
  • 1 warm pants - 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 Buff
  • 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.
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).
  • 1 Traverse Ice axe.
  • 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, soap, deodorant, wet wipes,
  • Towel
  • 1 Sun Block. UV 50 at least.
  • 1 Lips cream. UV 40.
  • 1 Hydrating cream.
  • 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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