Pissis VOLCANO EXPEDITION - 6, 780 m / 22,211 ft, Provincia OF Catamarca, ARGENTINA

The Pissis with its 6,770 meters (22,211 feet) is the third highest mountain in the Americas and towers proudly over its neighbours. 


Nestled within the argentinian desert, the sheer approach is an adventure in itself: over 90 kilometres off-track crossing through mountainous, desert terrain, fording streams and rivers, passing beautiful intensely coloured turquoise lakes under the curious observation of the numerous vicuñas and guanacos that populate this desolate landscape. 


The Pissis five summits present an interesting challenge to those trying to climb it. Its principal summit can be reached after crossing snowfields, scree slopes and secondary summits. Enjoy around 15 days full of adventure and incredible landscapes within an overwhelming alpine setting. 

Pissis volcano programme

Day 1: Arrival in Santiago.


Pick-up at the airport, drop-off at hotel in Santiago, check of equipment and clothing. Dinner at hotel. 


Day 2: Day in Santiago 
Day for personal matters in the city. 

Day 3: Santiago-Copiapó-Fiambalá

Day of travel from Santiago to the argentinian town of Fiambalá. Hot springs at night. Possibility of spending the night in Copiapó.

Day 4: Fiambalá-Camp 1 (3,600)

Arrival at camp. Hike up to 4000 mts on a nearby mountain.

Day 5: Camp 1-Camp 2 (4,300).

Drive between lakes and rivers to camp 2, to continue the acclimatisation process. 

Day 6: Camp 2-Base Camp (4,790).

Base camp,comfortable setting in a narrow gully.  

Day 7: Base Camp-Carrying equipment (5.400).

Carry day, from where the attempt on the summit will be launched. 

Day 8: Base Camp

Rest day.

Day 9: Base Camp - High Camp 

Hike up to the high camp. Day before summit attempt.

Day 10: High Camp -Summit-High Camp

Summit day. Long, scenic day in which snowfields are crossed and rocky paths are used. Return to high camp. 

Day 11: High Camp -Base Camp -Fiambalá

Take down of the high- and base  camp. Return to Fiambalá. Hot springs and dinner.

Day 12: Fiambalá-Caldera

From Fiambalá we drive to the hotel in Caldera, making the most of the afternoon at the beaches of Bahía Inglesa.

Day 13: Flight to Santiago.

Drive from Caldera to the airport and flight to Santiago.

Día 14: Day in Santiago.
Day for personal matters in Santiago. 

Day 15: Drop off at airport.

Drop-off at Santiago airport. End of the Pissis expedition and the services of AndesContact. 


Pissis expedition images


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