Mount Mercedario in one of the highest mountains in the Andes. Mt Mercedario (6710 m / 21981 Ft.) it is located in the Argentine province of San Juan (north of Mendoza province) and 100 km to the north of Mt. Aconcagua, in La Ramada Mountain Range. Mount Mercedario is the highest peak of the Cordillera de la Ramada range and the eighth-highest peak of the Andes. It is a rugged and remote mountain, this mountain requires long but enjoyable approaches through fertile valleys surrounded by many 5000 and 6000-meter peaks, and giving the area a unique beauty and seemingly limitless potential for mountaineering and similarly related disciplines.
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Climbing Mount Mercedario requires acclimation and depending on weather conditions, it may take at least 15 days to reach the peak. Among the mountains and breathtaking valleys, climbers may see some guanacos and foxes. While camping at the Colorado Valley, surrounded by glaciers and a spectacular waterfall, the climbers will certainly hear the irresistible call of the Central Andes peaks.
A surrounding area is a pristine place. Very special, very out of the way in the real wild side of the Andes. The summit has a similar scree slope as Aconcagua for the last 800 feet. The most popular route (normal route) to ascend Mount Mercedario is its Northern side originally used by the Incas, that goes through Ollada Glacier.