Mercedario

Elevation (feet): 22,211
Elevation (meters): 6,770
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -31.9833
Longitude: -70.1167
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Year first climbed: 1934
First successful climber(s): V. Ostrowski, A. Karpinski
Nearest major airport: Mendoza, Argentina, Santiago, Chile
Convenient Center: Barreal, Argentina

Mercedario is the fourth highest mountain in South America, behind Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Monte Pissis. Mercedario is a huge eroded volcano, located less than fifty miles north of Aconcagua. Each of the two peaks dominates the view from the other's slopes. Mercedario, like Aconcagua, is a gently sloping mountain, and is a relatively easy climb.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 12 trip reports for Mercedario.

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  • Log #19142 - by baschung on Feb 14, 2006
    I made the ascent of Mercedario with Andy GRAY (scotland) and Marco ceballos (guide from san juan adventura) on december 2004 18th. A marvellous ascent in a beautiful non overcrowded environment...
  • Log #18885 - by rene crawshaw on Oct 17, 2005
    Its one of the most scenic areas I've ever been to.The mountain is alot larger than it appears.The summit view was amazing.You could see forever and the ski down was very long.
  • Log #5498 - by dan on May 26, 2004
    I am trying to put together an expedition to climb Mercedario (South Face - japanese route) in December 2004. If anyone is interested in coming along please let me know as soon as possible so we can...
  • Log #5499 - by Martin Grziwatsch on Mar 28, 2004
    Hello together, i plan to ski mercedario in the next winter, maybe if possible the caballito route. If anyone have any informations or experiences skiing mercedario please send me an e-amil. Many...
  • Log #5500 - by Martin Grziwatsch on Mar 28, 2004
    Hello together, i plan to ski mercedario in the next winter, maybe if possible the caballito route. If anyone hav any informations or experiences skiing mercedario please send me an e-amil Many...
  • Log #5501 - by Ryan Leonard on Jan 21, 2003
    It's a little hard following the route this early but we had not problem.
  • Log #5503 - by Anibal Maturano on Jan 20, 2003
    My sixth time at the summit! (I really love this peak!). This time with my French friends Yannick and Fabrice. We climbed through the Normal way, but we chose a non-standard approaching route this...
  • Log #5504 - by Anibal Maturano on Jan 20, 2003
    We (Cristina Badias, Marcos Ceballos and I) opened a new route on the east face, very close to Caballito Glacier. It is a long couluar starting at 4200 m and ending just in the final summit ridge. We...
  • Log #5505 - by Andre WEBER on May 04, 2001
    More interesting und as easy as the Aconcagua, and nearly the same altitude. From the end of the paved road until the base of the mountain (2000m)there is a sand road. You can join an expedition. If...
  • Log #5506 - by William Marler on July 14, 2000
    I did the Inca route I believe. it was very long and the winds crushed our tents at the high camp. Ended up with the stove and water on my head at 3:00am. We spent the rest of the night with our feet...
  • Log #5507 - by Anibal Maturano on May 31, 2000
    Mercedario is one of the most wonderfull andean mountains. In order of difficulty I could number the following routes: West Wall: Three camps within the wall, rock and ice climbing, a good...
  • Log #5508 - by Grzegorz (Greg) Gawel on Feb 28, 2000
    This is one great climb. Perfect place for someone looking for solitude on the big mountain(seen only 3 people during 8 days). I summited solo via normal route. Left camp2(the one below glacier with...