Mount Sosneado has striking peculiarities. It is one of the mountains over 5000 meters above sea level and the most southern in the world although its access is not so complicated. It is located opposite the famous Vallede las Lagrima, where the famous rubgiers airplane crashed.The landscape that surrounds it has a singular and haunting beauty.
Our expedition proposes to know its wilderness while trying to reach his prized summit over 5100 meters.
Day 1- Refugio El Soler (2200 masl) : Meeting in El Sosneado at 1 pm.Easy access by San Rafael or Malargüe by bus . We take a transfer going through the upper valley of the Atuel River. Arrival at the abandoned hotel Sosneado and then to the shelter of Gendarmeria El Soler, 2200 masl. First Campsite.
Day 2: Beginning of the trek into the valley to start gradually gaining height. We will reach our second campsite at about 3300 masl on the northwest side of the mountain. Dinner Overnight.
Day 3: Acclimatization day. We will stay in this second camp and we might do some hikes in the area and rest.
Day 4: Breakfast. We will continue ascending to search the third camp, about 4000 meters above sea level, on top of the valley. The views are stunning around us. Set up camp, hydration and rest. From here we can see part of the way to the summit.
Day 5: Breakfast. Acclimatization day. We will prepare our equipment for the summit day. Hydration and overnight
Day 6: Summit day (5179 MASL). We will wake up very early to have a better chance to get to the summit. If the weather conditions are suitable, the group will be arriving there before noon. Photos and celebration. Descent to the camp.
Day 7: We will pick up camp and descent across the valley. In the afternoon we will arrive at the end of the valley and private transfer to El Sosneado. End of our services
The 10 classic mountains of Argentina (less than 6000 meters above sea level) - # top10clasicmountainsofargentina
This mountain is included in a group of 10 mounts and mountains throughout the territory of Argentina, less than 6000 meters high, which we have joined so adventurers find a new challenge to meet. We have ordered them by difficulty:
1- Mount Tres Picos , Buenos Aires. 1239 MASL
2- Mount Champaquí, Córdoba. 2884 MASL
3- Mount Penitentes, Mendoza. 4350 MASL
4- Lanin Volcano, Neuquén. 3776 MASL
5- Mount Tronador, Pico Argentino, Rio Negro. 3230 MASL
6- Mount El Manchao, Catamarca. 4560 MASL
7- Domuyo Volcano, Neuquén. 4709 MASL
8- Maipo Volcano, Mendoza. 5323 MASL
9- Nevado de Chañi, Jujuy. 5896 MASL
10- Mount El Sosneado, Mendoza. 5169 MASL
-Transfer in-out from Sosneado
-Full board in the mountain
-Professional mountain guides
-Mules to carry the equipmente up to the fist camp(only in January and February)
-General Equipment and communication
-Trip to El Sosneado
-Last night in hostel in San Rafael
-Personal and technical equipment
An adventure to the roof of the 5000 masl mount , the southern in America
Yes, it is one of the most difficult mountains above the 5000 MASL.
For any mountain activity you need to have a previous physical preparation, or be physically active. In this case we suggest training (jogging twice to three times a week, cycling or swimming) and doing a good leg workout (gym, crossfit, , etc.)
We recommend walking at least once before this trekking with a backpack, as we carry our backpack during the day and we sleep in tents at night. Summit day is quite demanding.
Overnight is spent in mountain campsites in igloo tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people.
Tents are included in the service.
Even though the time of the year is the suitable for this ascent, temperatures tend to fall at night.
Stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity.
There are breaks for lunch, snack, and rest.
From 16 years old onwards. We also recommend you to contact us before registering or registering a minor just to make sure that his/her experience is the suitable for this climb.
In a woman backpack, from 13 to 15 kilos, in a man from 15 to 20 kilos.
Yes, but just to the first camp.
20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya
40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs
60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo
80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)
100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice
20% half a day or less with little unevenness.
40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.
60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)
80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.
100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.
20% flat land
40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents
60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.
80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.
100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination
20% We will not be much affected.
40% This is a normal level of attention.
60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.
80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.
100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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