Monte Pissis

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Monte Pissis is the third highest mountain in South America, behind Aconcagua (22,841 ft.) and Ojos del Salado (22,572 ft.). Monte Pissis is an extremely remote mountain, rising east of the Argentina-Chile border, on the rim of the Atacama Desert. It is seldom climbed because of the length and logistical difficulties of an approach, particularly difficult given the aridity of this desert region. A winter ascent is recommended because snow may be the only source of water.

Elevation (feet): 22,241
Elevation (meters): 6,779
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -27.7833
Longitude: -68.85
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1937
First successful climber(s): Osiecki and Szczepanski
Nearest major airport: Santiago del Estero or , San Juan, Argentina
Convenient Center: Tinogasta, Argentina

Trip Reports

There are 17 trip reports for Monte Pissis.

  • Log #6147 - by Fernando on Oct 03, 20043.00 stars
    December 18th 2004 we will try to summit Pissis and Bonete. Somebody who would like to share this experience? We are a non-commercial expedition. Duration: 4 - 5 weeks Meeting point: Catamarca,...
  • Log #6148 - by baschung on May 09, 20043.00 stars
    In search of information about Pissis and Bonete, My new e mail is address : 547 Route du Jaillet 74120 MEGEVE FRANCE
  • Log #6149 - by Massimo Ordiano on Feb 08, 20043.00 stars
    siamo saliti in tre persone, io, Fabrizio Ghilardi Milano (Italia), Daniel Ramos Salta Argentina, partiti dal campo base il giorno 27/01/04, abbiamo raggiunto il campo 1 a 5400 metri, il giorno...
  • Log #6150 - by Juan Pablo Gitelli on Jan 22, 20043.00 stars
    Junto con cuatro amigos montañistas realizamos la Primer Traves'a Integral al Volcán Pissis, desde la Laguna Brava en La Rioja hasta el CB Mar del Plata en Catamarca, haciendo cumbre y dos noches...
  • Log #6151 - by Sverre Aarseth on Jan 14, 20043.00 stars
    At 60 years, I made a solo ascent with a new route from Chile pioneered by Giancarlo Fiocco. I made the first reliable altitude determination using a GPS. The result was 6874 m with error of 50 m,...
  • Log #6152 - by Gillian Tucker on Oct 14, 20033.00 stars
    On March 15th 2003, our son Neil, aged 24yrs, was reported missing after having failed to return from soloing the summit of Mount Pissis in Argentina. His body has not been found. If you have climbed...
  • Log #6153 - by Polo Jean Do on Oct 03, 20023.00 stars
    Bonjour Vite vite des infos,en janvier nous partons escalader le mont Pissis en Argentine et malheureusement nous n'avons pas beaucoup d'information. Alors si vous en disposez faites nous signe...
  • Log #6154 - by Claire Hughes and Nestor Zabala on Mar 21, 20023.00 stars
    We took around 10 days (from BC) to go for Pissis to allow for any problems especially acclimatization(from 10th march to 19th March). We had great logistical help from Jonson Reynoso (Fiambala)...
  • Log #6155 - by JOSE PELLICER on Feb 02, 20023.00 stars
  • Log #6156 - by Ed Darack on Jan 30, 20023.00 stars
    Information on Cerro Pissis, and a book that includes maps, photographs, and information on the mountain, can be found at:
  • Log #6157 - by Stu Ritchie on Dec 20, 20013.00 stars
    We recieved good logistical info. from Bob Villareal. After summitting Aconcagua and Ojos De Salado, we went directly to Pissis. I don't think it would be very wise to try to aclimitize in this...
  • Log #6159 - by Bob Villarreal on Nov 24, 20013.00 stars
    I have a new E-Mail address. If you want information on this peak, please drop me a note. Bob Villarreal
  • Log #6160 - by Sebastian Pilar on Mar 01, 20003.00 stars
    Fuimos Julian Knoop, y Sebastian Pilar del grupo de montaña Incahuasi: sebastian hizo cumbre el dia 20 de febrero y en la cumbre este del cerro . saludos a todos........
  • Log #6161 - by Jaime Suárez Gonzalez on Dec 16, 19993.00 stars
    figurara mi relato en la pagina WWW citada arriba.
  • Log #6162 - by Bob Villarreal on Dec 15, 19993.00 stars
    I have been to this peak five times, climbed the main summit once and a sub peak once. If you want info on an approach from Chile and for routes on the peak, please contact me.
  • Log #21560 - by Ffabrice Rimlinger on Dec 31, 20083.00 stars
    Team "Puna Argentina 2008" - Gnome - Patrick Nehring - Fabrice Rimlinger Acclimatation : 1 week at "Las Grutas" and on Incahuasi Route : Normal from BC "Mar del Plata" @ 4600m D1 - BC 4600m --> C1...
  • Log #20618 - by bruno baschung on Jan 23, 20073.00 stars
    I summited this peak december 2006 5th