An acclimatisation ascent for me and Jon in preparation for the big mountains made from Refugio by same name at 2800m - so some 1350m of ascent. Set out from refugio early and followed by Indio the refugio dog - who just kept on coming - all the way to the top! [Allegedly Indio has climbed many summits including Plata highest in the range, which we climbed about 10 days later] Loved the mountain and loved Indio - who I have to say is 2nd best dog in the world after Mr Woof - my golden retriever. Summit in cloud so not much of a view - but company made up for that. Close encounter with a guanacos later - strangely Indio objected and barked until the beast moved on.
Also clear slies, really nice view for Mausy and La Cadenita from up there!
Made the summit in total fog, diden`t see shit fore the last hour.
My first mountain in the Andes. Very nice first day... arriving 30min before the clouds set in.
According to my diary, it was Thursday Dec 1st. Climbed with Nadios, Corax, David, Christian, Klaus, Karl, Anders & Remo. Clouds were coming in and out. Got some great video footage. Everyone made it to the top. Fun climb!
every thing is loose here, included some +200 kg pieces of stone...
Enjoyable peak, approx. class 2 - class 3 rock. Start from San Bernando refuge or a much shorter trek if start in Las Vegas camp. Much better weather than higher peaks in Cordon del Plata. Windy but sunny. Highly recommend.
Climbed the normal route from Las Vegas meadows with Peak Freak, Corax and six more climbers. Easy, but lots of loose scree. A nice little peak.