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Cupim do Boi Peak
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Cupim do Boi Peak

 
Cupim do Boi Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Minas gerais, Brazil, South America

Lat/Lon: 22.41484°S / 44.80823°W

Object Title: Cupim do Boi Peak

County: Passa Quatro

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Winter

Elevation: 8307 ft / 2532 m

 

Page By: PAROFES

Created/Edited: Sep 10, 2010 / Aug 18, 2013

Object ID: 659386

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Ridge stopping the clouds.
Cupim do Boi Peak summit view.

Cupim do Boi Peak is a broke rocky mountain directly south of 3 Estados Peak at Serra Fina, Brazil. Forgotten by the brazilian mountaineering community as a summit itself, hardly you hear someone say that summited. They pass by its summit without any care for the mountain and not even a summit shot!

That mountain is one of several summits of Serra Fina range, but at this place, most of the mountains not even have a name for it. I saw and photographed myself at least ten different summits worthy of an name. But the only ones with a name and the proper registry are:

Pedra da Mina - 2.798 m. (4th highest peak of Brazil)
Pico dos 3 Estados - 2.665 m.
Pico Cabeça de Touro - 2.649 m.
Morro do Tartarugão - 2.631 m.
Morro do Melano - 2.566 m. (it has a name but not recognized by IBGE!)
Pico Alto do Capim Amarelo - 2.500 m.

Getting There

 
Route to Cabeça de Touro Peak
Cupim do Boi Peak as seen from Pedra da Mina summit.

There is 3 possible ways to get to that mountain, and for each one of them, first of all, you have to manage your way to a little city of Minas Gerais called Passa Quatro. From there, get yourself a private transport to one of the spots in red, depending of your choice:

First: SPOT: TOCA DO LOBO FARM: Starting the Serra Fina traverse from the west side. First summit: Alto do Campim Amarelo (1 night), after that Morro do Melano and Pedra da Mina summit (1 night). Start from there.

Second: SPOT: SITIO DO PIERRE: Starting from the Serra Fina traverse from the northeast side route. First summit: Pico dos 3 estados (1 night) and go from there in the next morning.

Third: SPOT: SERRA FINA FARM: A never used route for this mountain and the one i did: Starting from Serra Fina Farm, hike up to Pedra da Mina by the north side, 1 night. Go from there.

Red Tape

Take your garbage with you!!!
Be careful, Serra Fina has a well known problem with water, find a gps archive to get the water spots, you don't wanna run out! During day time it is hot, but at the night, winter time, it can drop to -13°C. Cold!

Camping

Camping is permited anywhere you want inside the Sierra. Please look for ready camping sites along the traditional trailhead.
Toca do Lobo Farm, Maracanã camp site, Alto do Capim Amarelo summit, valley after Morro do Melano (beside the red waterfall), Pedra da Mina summit, Pedra da Mina base, Ruah valley, small summit after Ruah valley, base of Cabeça de Touro Peak, 3 Estados Peak summit, and Sítio do Pierre. Plenty of places!
 
Summit info view from Mina Rock
Panorama: east view from the summit of Pedra da Mina. 2.798 m.

Weather Forecast



PS: The weather forecast on this link is not for this mountain but it will do just fine since the mountain from the forcast (Mina Rock) is close enough. The same mountain range.

Legal Issues


To hike/ climb is a dangerous activity and requires proper equipment and clothing, the owner of this page cannot be blamed by injuries caused to anyone who read this page for its info about the mountain, and eventually got hurt by doing so with reckless behaviour or bad weather conditions.

Paulo Roberto Felipe Schmidt – AKA: PAROFES

External Links


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Images

Ridge stopping the clouds.SPer Flavio Varricchio at Cupim do Boi summit.Cupim do Boi at left...