Day 6 Plaza Argentina.
Rest day at base camp. Sleeping, reading in the dining tent or trying the yoga mats in our heated lounge tent; whatever you do, get hydrated!
Day 7 Plaza Argentina – Camp 1 – Plaza Argentina (4.800 m/ 15,748 ft).
With the trek to BC and the ﬁrst stage of acclimatization completed, the climb itself begins with this gear carry to camp 1. After catching equipment, food and gas we return to base camp.
Trek: 7 hs
Day 8 Plaza Argentina. Rest day at base camp.
Day 9 Plaza Argentina – Camp 1 (4.800 m/ 15,748 ft).
The team leaves BC behind and moves to camp 1 with the remaining gear. Our porters will carry the tents and other common gear, the climbers carry their own gear and their share of the common gear if needed (expect to carry a 18-22 kg backpack).
Trek: 4-5 hs
Day 10 Camp 1 – Camp 2 – Camp 1 (5.486 m/ 18,000 ft).
Gear carry to camp 2, also called “Guanacos”. Astonishing view of Mt. Mercedario and other peaks of the Ramada massif. Return to Camp 1.
Trek: 5-6 hs
Day 11 Camp 1 – Camp 2 (5.486 m/ 18,000 ft).
Move to Camp 2 “Guanacos”.
Trek: 5 hs
Day 12 Camp 2 (Guanacos – 5.486 m / 18,000 ft).
Day 13 Camp 2 – Cólera (last camp · 5.970 m / 19,586 ft).
We move to our last camp, from where we will attempt the summit. You will be having dinner at almost 6.000 m… It’s higher than most places on Earth!
Trek: 4-5 hs (Guanacos)
Day 14 Summit day! (6.960 m / 22,837 ft).
We leave early to get the most of the (long) day. You will be carrying a very light backpack (water, snacks, some clothing, camera).
Trek: 8-12 hs
Day 15 + 16 Extra weather day. To secure the success of the expedition we have added two additional summit days in case of bad weather.