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RatballsTupungato North Ridge from Argentina  Sucess!


Climbed Tupungato in January 2005 as part of a group of eight from Colorado State University and Fort Collins, CO. We made a multi-day approach from Argentina, setting six personal elevation records when we crossed a 15,000-foot pass on our first day. The whole thing took 16 days, and it remains to this date the greatest adventure I've been on. Great folks. Great mountain. Loved Argentina--yoiks, they know how to live there.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 11:57 pm

tetontomChile / Normal "El Hito"  Sucess!


4 times to the mountain, 3 summits...
As a long-time Aconcagua guide, I think that the normal routes on Tupungato are the perfect alternative to climbs on Aconcagua. Fewer people, cleaner camps, more wild-life.
"What Aconagua must've been like 50 years ago..."
Posted Apr 19, 2006 2:58 am

bruno baschungRoute Climbed: normal chilean route Date Climbed: mid january 1994  Sucess!

bruno baschung

I climbed Tupungato from Chile (normal south west route) mid january 1994 with a french commercial expedition.

Good conditions, but we had some trouble coming back to the last camp on our summit day due to a persistent fog on the immense plateau between Tupungato and Tupungatito. (today, with a GPS, such a problem would not have occured). Fog is quite frequent in the afternoon and disappear gradually in the night (mostly coming from Argentina on this huge plateau).

We were alone on this peak.

Higly recommended for anyone fond of andean wilderness!

Note there are several secondary summits on the summit area (get straight away when climbing the gully on the west side) in the summit area.

Posted Aug 18, 2005 7:58 am

Jerry LRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: January 2004

Jerry L

Beautiful, remote area.
Posted Feb 7, 2004 6:33 am

Pedro HauckRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!

Pedro Hauck

Summit with Maximo Serantes
Posted Oct 21, 2003 10:59 pm

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