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.
<br/>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.
<br/>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.
<br/>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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