General Belgrano Peak (20,170 fasl)
The "Cordillera de Famatina" is a chain of mountains separated, to the east, from the "Cordillera de Los Andes". It is impressive from all cardinal points. It is surrounded by green cultivated valleys which contrast with the extreme arid areas.
1st Day: After visiting "Chilecito City" at 3,660 fasl (1116 masl), we arrive at "Famatina City" at 5,310 fasl (1619 masl), surrounded by nut tree plantations and framed by extremely arid landscape. With our next destination "Las Cuevas de Pérez", we will drive 24,8 mi (40 km) on a four wheel drive road. First camp at 12,500 fasl (3.800 masl).
2nd Day: A resting and acclimatization day at "Las Cuevas de Pérez" will give us the opportunity to discover the mines and the workers history as well as the mountain´s.
3rd Day: The way to "La Mejicana" is not long, only a couple of hours walking, but it is very interesting. We will visit the mine base surroundings and we will spend the night at 14,400 fasl (4.400 masl).
4th Day: We will go up to "La Lagunita" camp at 16,600 fasl (5070 masl), where our tents will be set up beside a small pool that is usually formed from melting snow.
5th Day: This is our summit attempt day. On our way to another lagoon we will start very early in the morning passing through "La Montura". Hidden in a big and peculiar plateau, this lagoon 1000 feet (300 m) long and 328 feet (50 m) wide, with waters deep coloured, surely is one of the highest situated lagoons in the world. Remember we are talking about 19,680 fasl (6.000 masl). Another interesting aspect of this landscape is the strange rock formations. From the lagoon and through a snowy hill we reach the edge that will guide us to the summit. After encouraging the summit, we will return to "La Lagunita" camp for accurate moisturaizing and rest.
6th Day: Our way back to the vehicles will be fast and easy through rock screes. Once there, we will drive back to civilization.
One pair polypropylene underwear pants
Low: doesn´t require previous knowledge nor special skills.
Good: person who trains systematically not more than three times a week
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