Wanda Peak

Elevation (feet): 17,716
Elevation (meters): 5,400
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.

Wanda Peak belongs to the Cordon de la Ramada. The highest mountain and the probably most climbed summit in this range is Mercedario. There are two possibilities to climb Wand Peak. First of all: (from the north) on the normal route to Mercedario you follow at Guanaquito the old mine road up to approx. 3800 m. Here you climb the ridge on the left and follow the footprints until you reach the saddle between Wanda Peak and Cerro Negro. Mostly fresh water allows to spend the night there. Easily you can climb the south face. Second: (from the south) from the base camp Pirca de Polacos you climb the normal route to Cerro Negro until you reach the ridge where you can see the saddle between Cerro Negro and Wanda Peak.

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Trip Reports

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  • Log #17673 - by Uwe Kraus on Sep 29, 2002
    We started our ascent from the base camp Pirca de Polacos. We climbed the normal route, a very steep path full of gravel. Close to the saddle we spent the night and climbed the summit the next day....