Normal Route

Ascended for the first time in 1925 by Federico Turek, Francisco Peters and also by Juan Stepanek, the Cerro Plata has become a classic in Argentina. Its almost 6,000 meters can be appreciated from a good part of Mendoza’s geography. Once we cross the Mendoza River to the south, there is no longer the foothills and, therefore, its size is magnified, showing itself as a large dominator of the mountain range and provincial park that bears his name.

As we approach the mountain towns, its image begins to overlap between the hills that precede it until it disappears, and once you reach Potrerillos, it is not possible to see the summit again until you reach it.

Although many consider this mountain as a previous objective to acclimatize, for Aconcagua, for example, it constitutes in itself a challenge not minor; in fact the summit day is very similar in demand to that of the roof of America.

In the expedition itinerary we have the possibility of acclimatizing comfortably in the Vallecitos shelters; and at the same time in the high altitude camps we find spacious places with abundant water.

We invite you to be part of this adventure and enter into a high level mountaineering enjoying the Andes in its maximum expression.

Physical Difficulty: Medium - High
Technical Difficulty: Download
Duration: 6 days
Necessary equipment: High Mountain
Maximum group: Up to 5 climbers per Guide
It includes:
  • Professional Mountain Guides
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Meals during the expedition
  • Common Equipment: Tent and cooking equipment
  • VHF Radio
  • First Aid Kit
  • Logistics and Organization
  • Equipment List
  • Transfer Mendoza – Vallecitos
  • 2 nights of shelter.