Alma Negra

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La Ramada belongs to the Cordon de la Ramada. The highest mountain and the probably most climbed summit in this range is Mercedario. Since the access is not so easy all the mountains that are located in the south of Mercedario are only very rarely visited. From Santa Ana that you only can reach by 4WD you have to hike at least one and a half days to reach the base camp Pirca de Polacos. You have to cross the Rio Colorado for several times which not always is possible when the river is in flood. But therefore you are compensated with a fantastic and almost untouched landscape.

Elevation (feet): 20,046
Elevation (meters): 6,110
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: San Juan, Mendoza
Convenient Center: Barreal, San Juan

Thanks to Uwe Kraus for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

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  • Log #17674 - by Uwe Kraus on Sep 29, 2002
    From the base camp Pirca de Polacos we went up to the Valle Superior. From here we climbed the steep slopes of gravel of La Ramada and reached the high camp on a small rock shelf at 4907 m where we...