Cerro Cuerno

Elevation (feet): 17,920
Elevation (meters): 5,462
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -32.681005
Longitude: -69.791758
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Dec
Nearest major airport: Mendoza / Santiago de Chile
Convenient Center: Puente del Inca

Thanks to Andre WEBER and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Very nice summit you see right south from the base camp of Aconcagua, Plaza de Mulas. Nice snow / ice climbing, the steepest places are about 45 degrees. The only problem are the Penitents. Be careful if you go down the same route, there are some thin crevasses you can see only when you go up. I was alone and so I choose to cross the crest to nido de Condores. The rock is not solid and it's very difficult to find the route. I would say : don't try this, unless you are an experienced climber, and not alone. Nice tour if you need acclimatation before Aconcagua.

Trip Reports

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  • Log #17194 - by hugh on Sep 05, 2002
    went up the standard snow/ice route with Andres Zeagers and Laura Riedman lots of fun. real windy when we reached the col. One gust picked me up for a second.