Mount Champaquí – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
- Elevation: 2790 m
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Mount Champaquí Climbing Notes
Richard from UNITED STATES writes:
We climbed El Champaqui during the first week Feb 2012 in three days starting from Villa Alpina. If you don't have a car, you'll need to hire a remise for 210 pesos (about 50 US dollars from Villa General Belgrano. There is a small hostel in Villa Alpina as well as restaurant if you wish to spend the night there.
The trail is quite obvious and passes by el puesto de Moises Lopez about half way (3-4 hours) which serves as a refugio as well as working ranch. You can also walk all the way to the base of Champaqui (7-8 hours) and stay in one of several refugios there or camp.
The trail to the summit can be confusing in the beginning as animals and climbers have created a maze of paths. Keep an eye on the summit and cairns along the way and most of the trails narrow down to the main path which passes a cave near the summit and is quite well used.
An early start is advised in summer as clouds begin to filter in about mid-day even though the morning looks cloudless. Visibility can be limited in this case and some people have gotten lost.
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