It is located in Plata Range, Mount Franke is almost a 5,000 metres / 16,400 feet mountain. Climbing the long edge of Franke you will see all of the massive peaks of the area, the most panoramic canyons of Plata Range as well as the local wildlife: condors, foxes, guanacos, eagles…

The normal route is a long ridge with many false summits, thats why it´ll be a nice training for toughness and determination.

Mount Franke” is another interesting option to start climbing big mountains or to train for.

Day 1: Mendoza City – Vallecitos

(2,900 masl – 9,512 feet). Trasfer to Vallecitos Ski Resort. Dinner and refuge night.

Day 2: Vallecitos - Cadenita - Vallecitos

(4,000 masl – 13,120 feet). Acclimatizing Climb to Cadenita Peaks. Return to the refuge. Refuge night. Full board.

Day 3: Vallecitos - Piedra Grande

(3,400 masl – 11,152 feet). Move to the approach camp. Tent night. Full board.

Day 4: Piedra Grande - Summit - Piedra Grande

(4,833 masl. – 15,852 feet). Long day to summit. Return to the high camp. Tent night. Full board.

Day 5: Piedra Grande - Vallecitos – Mendoza City

(750 masl. – 2,460 feet). Breakfast. Hike down to Vallecitos Ski Resort. Transfer to Mendoza. End of services.

Service Included
  • Bilingual Mountain Guides (Ratio: 1 Guide per 3/4 customers).
  • All private transfers:
    • Mendoza City – Vallecitos – Mendoza City.
  • 1 Refuge nights in Vallecitos (dinner & breakfast).
  • All meals during the expedition.
  • High altitude cooking gear.
  • High quality mountain tents.
  • Load transfer:

Pack Mule:

    • Vallecitos – El Salto de Agua.
    • El Salto de Agua – Vallecitos.

(For general equipment / Personal equipment-up to 30 kg. per person-).

Altitude porter:

    • Vallecitos – El Salto de Agua – Vallecitos (Equipamiento general -hasta 20 kg. p/p-).

(It Is only possible to use mules from december to march, out of this time all the loads must be carried up by porters).

  • First aid kit.
  • Radio communication.
  • Global Positioning System equipment (GPS).
Service not Included
  • Accident and rescue insurance.
  • Rescue expenses and emergency evacuation costs.
  • Extra expenses cash.
  • Hotel extra night.
  • Drinks and meals not specified.
  • Altitude porter for personal loads.
  • Tips
  • Any extra service not specified in include ítem.

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