Trekking in Sierra de la Ventana -ascent Tres Picos hill - Buenos Aires

A complete adventure in just one weekend

  • Start Date : Request Dates!
  • Hora Inicio: 8 hs.
    Hora Fin: 19 hs.
  • Meeting Point:Tornquist Bus Station
    End time: Tornquist Bus Station
  • Duration:2 days + trip.
    Availability: 15 available spots
Ascent Tres Picos hill- Trekking in Buenos Aires

Proposal

Ventania's Massif 

The called and known Sierra de la Ventana is located about 625 km southwest of Buenos Aires city and belongs to Ventania massif, one of the oldest in America, formed in the Precambrian, more than 500 million years ago.

We propose a simple, short and intense program. Two days, to discover the highest of the province of Buenos Aires on foot, in a captivating setting of mountains and forests with surprising fauna.

Important:

Because of Covid-19 situation:

We aspire to travel in private cars (division of travel expenses; carpool) and in the camps use small tents for 1 or 2 people.

Dates 2021 - weekends:

  • July 31st
  • August 21
  • September 25th
  • October 16
Schedule

Day 0 (previous day): Proposal to travel in private cars and spend the night in Tornquist or in the Funke ranch.

Day 1: Meeting at the town of Tornquist. Transfer to Estancia Funke. Equipment review and start walking! From the Glorieta we begin the ascent by the southwest towards the source of the Napostá River. We set up camp and from there we make a short walk to a pool and waterfall. Camp in the mountains.

Day 2: We get up very early. We`ll try the summit of Cerro Tres Picos (1239 m.a.s.l.); a walk of about 6 hours round trip to the highest peak in Buenos Aires province, with great views. On the way back, we`ll have a light lunch and later we will begin the descent to the ranch, where we will take the vehicles to return. End of our services.

Note

Light program with a moderate degree of demand. A backpack must be individually carried with personal equipment (the bare minimum) and part of the group equipment (tents and food). The distribution of loads will be decided by the guide at the time. Program not subject to weather conditions. Modifications can be made during the trip depending on various circumstances and factors. Decisions will be made exclusively by the guides and coordinators.

Included Services
  • Local transfers.
  • Entry to the reserve and camping right.
  • Full board in the mountain
  • Equipment and main first aid kit.
  • Communication equipment for emergencies: VHF, Satellite Phone or Spot Monitoring.
  • Professional Mountain Guides, coordination
  • Tents
  • Permanent assistance.
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Services NOT included
  • Tickets to Tornquist
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips.
  • Expenses caused by abandoning the program.

Photo and Video Gallery


Albums

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Trekking Initiation to Mountaineering - Cerro Tres Picos - Sierra de la Ventana

Ideal adventure to take the first steps in the mountain

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Mountaineering Introduction - Mount Tres Picos - Sierra de la ventana

Two days to learn and experience the mountains

Where you sleep

It is only one night in a tent in the mountains. You must bring a sleeping bag and insulating mat.

 

Faq

Is this trekking for beginners?

Yes. Although you should know that you have to carry your own backpack with your equipment and the general gear distributed among all the participants.

How much do we walk per day?

The first day is the most demanding because we ascend for 5-6 hours to the campsite with all our equipment and a loaded backpack. The second day we go lightly to the summit and then we descend with the full backpack (with less food) to the base.

How do I travel?

The meeting is at the Tornquist bus station. If it is from Buenos Aires, the best thing is to take the bus service that leaves at 10:20 PM from Retiro. On the way back, he leaves from Tornquist at 10 pm and arrives at Retiro at 8 am on Monday.

Where do we sleep?

In tents that our company provides. You have to bring a sleeping bag and insulation (ask us for rent).

What to bring equipment?

Note that there is a section where you can check what you should bring. Trekking-expedition backpack of between 60 and 80 liters, trekking shoes, sleeping bag and third layer parka jacket are the main ones.

What do we eat?

During the activity we eat fast-digesting and energetic food such as fruit, bars, nougats, nuts, etc. At noon cold food to continue hiking such as sandwiches, cakes, empanadas, salads, etc. At night a strong and hot dish such as pasta with sauce or lentil stew.

Difficultie´s Graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

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

Fitness (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

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.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

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

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

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.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

Gradual Adventure Activity Difficulty System designed by Leandro Scheurle.
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Required equipment

GENERAL GEAR
  • trekking backpack (60 to 80 liters).
  • Warm sleeping bag (0 degrees of comfort) (eg 700gms of down or good synthetic).
  • Insulating mat (10 to 15mm).
  • A pair of trekking poles.
CLOTHES
  • Socks, (two thick, ski or synthetic).
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes-boots (in conditions)
  • 1 second lightweight replacement shoe.
  • Long trekking pants (NO JEAN)
  • 1 warm trousers.
  • 3 changes of underwear.
  • 3 T-shirts and / or shirts (one long sleeve)
  • 2 coats (fleece diver, or wool pullover)
  • 1 waterproof jacket
  • 1 hat-cap for the sun (with lapels) and another one for coat
  • 1 scarf to cover the neck from the sun
  • Warm gloves and a scarf or fleece collar.
  • Warm hat
PERSONAL ELEMENTS
  • Document
  • Medical insurance
VARIOUS
  • Headlamp with batteries.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen, Lip balm
  • Toilet paper. Handkerchiefs Baby wipes
KITCHEN
  • Water containers for at least 2 liters (can be plastic bottle)
  • Cutlery
  • Plate or tupper. (Not glass or aluminum)
  • Plastic or metallic jug and enameled (not glass, not aluminum).
  • Reviewer
OPTIONAL, not mandatory (check space and weight)
  • Warm jacket.
  • SILVER TAPE tape, for blisters and repairs.
  • Mate, bombilla and yerba.
  • Steel thermos.
  • Largavista, monocle. Photographic or video equipment.
  • Book, notebook, travel diary, pencil, pen.
  • Games; playing cards, dice, etc
  • Penknife (eg Victorinox).
  • Whistle and lighter.
  • Sturdy plastic bags for storing clothes.

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