Cerro Sosneado

Elevation (feet): 17,024
Elevation (meters): 5,189
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -34.75
Longitude: -69.9833
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb
Nearest major airport: Mendoza
Convenient Center: San Rafael

Thanks to J├Ârgen Brenneis for adding this peak.

The highest and by far most impressive mountain on the eastern Andean skyline, maybe the southernmost 5000 m peak in the world! Its southeast face is nearly 2000 m high. The Climb is no easy walk up and demands scrambling. At least it is very strenuous due to nearly no paths and very steep and endless high loose rock faces. The climbing route I found: Access via village El Sos- neado by Jeep-service or 4WD car to Refugio General Soler 2180 m (Meal service).I needed 2 days for ascent via Arroyo Nield valley (NE-dir.), northern cirque (bivouac at 3780 m), NW-face and upper SE-wall. Facts: Climbing high 3060 m total, Time 2 days/13:20 hours total, difficulties rock scramble UIAA grade II, US V, 5.2.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #17087 - by Robert Gray on Aug 09, 2002
    This peak has an interesting History. In the valley, southest of this peak lies the wreck of the Uruguan Plane the Fairchid, from which the Andes Plane crash survivors were rescued. There story is...