Cerro El Plomo is a mountain in the Andes near Santiago, Chile. With an elevation of 5,434 m (17,783 ft), it is the largest peak visible from Santiago on clear days. The adequate season to climb this mountain is between November and March. In spring (September to November), soil conditions have abundant snow on the approach. The best time is in January and March, where the approach is snow free, except for some specific areas, and the climate is more stable. The Incas climbed to its summit periodically in the 15th century
CERRO EL PLOMO, SANTIAGO (5 DAYS)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO SANTIAGO
Pick up at the Santiago airport and transfer to our hotel in Santiago. Here our guide will check your mountaineering equipment and reviw El Plomo program. Dinner not included.
DAY 2: SANTIAGO – VALLE NEVADO
Breakfast. Our objective is reach the imposing summit of El Plomo (17,815 ft. – 5,430 mts.). Ground transfer from Santiago to Valle Nevado ski resort, 1,5 hours. Here we find our Mules that will carry our equipment until Piedra Numerada place of our first camp at 3,330m. Set up our camp and Dinner.
DAY 3: LA OLLA CAMP
Breakfast in the morning. Ascent towards our second camp La Olla 13,124 ft. (4.000m), this is our El Plomo base camp, located at the end of the Cepo valley. From here we have an impressive view of the Iver glacier (technical ice route), and our normal route for climb this mountain at the right side of the mountain, (no technical). Dinner.
DAY 4: EL PLOMO SUMMIT DA
Summit day. Before sunshine, with our head lamps we will leave our camp. There are about 6 hours until the summit. After reach the top of El Plomo and observing imposing summits like Aconcagua, Juncal, Tupungato, and Altar-Paloma, etc., we will descend via normal route at our base camp. Dinner.
DAY 5: BASE CAMP – SANTIAGO
Walk down to Valle Nevado and ground transfer to Santiago. Hotel. Dinner not included.