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NEVADO PISSIS TO THE WORLD

The province of Catamarca is located in the northwest of Argentina. It limits to the north with the Province (State) of Salta, to the east, Catamarca is bordered by the Provinces of Salta Tucuman, Santiago del Estero and Cordoba; to the south it limits to the Provinces of Cordoba and La Rioja; and to the west with Chile.

OBJETIVES

Encourage people from all around the world to visit Mount Pissis, the second highest mountain of America, through the "International Mountain Congress and the International Expedition to the Summit cam of Nevado Pissis", giving the chance mountaineers from world wide Mountain Federations and Institutions to participate.
The Province of Catamarca, is becoming one of the most important places in Argentina that tourists prefer to visit especially if they are interested in high mountain activities; always taking into account nature and respecting it.
Catamarca has established the natural protected Area PIANWALLA in order to reserve La Puna?s Natural inheritance, protecting its Biodiversity, anthropology finding, rivers, culture and landscapes, In this areas stand the 6 most important highest mountains of occident: Nevado Pissis, Ojos del Salado, Tres Cruces, Walter Penck, and Inca Huasi.

LOCATION OF MOUNTAIN:
Volcano Pissis is located in Argentina, en the Bandary line between La Rioja and Catamarca provinces and at 28 kilometers far from the frontier of Chile. It's highest summit reaches 6882 m and it is occident second highest mountain; its approximate position is 27 45'200 S and 68 47'600 W.
Seeing from the north, from left to right, their height are: 6870 m, 6875 m, 6530 m, 6882 m, and 6775 ml.

Difficulty: Mountain difficulty it's essential previous experience in heights.

Responsibility: The organizations responsibility limits only to transport, food and information issues. Each participant must be aware of the details and characteristics.

Medical Assistance: Disks about the activity they are going to perform, and to accept them. They must also have a medical insurance in order to develop these activities. High Camp II will provide medical assistance and transport in case of emergency.

Required equipment Special tent for heights; small oven with fired or enough gas; sleeping- bag for heights, high - mountain overcoats, windbreaker, double plastic boots, crampon, pickaxe, rucksack, sox, 2 or 3 pair of gloves, fingerless gloves, pair of glasses, and food for High Camp I and II

PROGRAM

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

  • Reception at the airport and bus terminal
  • To participate into the Congress and Expedition first confirm attendance and from fill the registration
  • 09.00 p.m dinner

 

CONGRESS
Catamarca - Argentina Republic

Monday, November 13 th, 2006

08:00am Breakfast at hotel
09,00am Transportation
09,30am Inauguration
Welcome speech: Ing. Catalina Krapp (Secretary of Tourism)
10,00amto 13,15pmConferences
13,30p.m.Lunch
04,00pm to 06,30pmConferences
06,30pmExpedition's information
07,00pmShopping
09,00pm Closure of Congress Banquet with quest

ASCENTION

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

08,00amBreakfast at hotel
09,00am to 01,00pmProfessional meeting
01,00pmLunch at hotel
04,00pmDeparture to Fiambala

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

08,00amBreakfast in Fiambala
09,00amDeparture to "Las Grutas"
01,00pmLunch on the route
05,00pmLodgings in "Las Grutas" minimum camp
09,00pmDinner in same place

Thursday, November 16, 2006

08,00amBreakfast
09,00amVisit archeological places, trekking
01,00pmLunch
04,00pmAcclimatize activities
09,00pmDinner in "Las Grutas"

Friday, November 17, 2006

08,00amBreakfast
09,00amAscensions, acclimatize activities (Falso Morocho 4600 masl)
01,00pmLunch
09,00pmDinner in "Las Grutas"

Saturday, November 18, 2006

08,00amBreakfast
09,00am Departure to Pissis Base
03,00pmTent Lunch
08,00pmDinner in Pissis Base

Sunday, November 19, 2006

09,00amBreakfast
10,30amRecognition Departure
01,00pmLunch
08,00pmDinner in Base Camp

Monday, November 20, 2006

06,30amTent breakfast, no food service till return
08,00amDeparture to camp one (5350 m)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

06,30amBreakfast "in bed"
08,00amDeparture to camp two (5800/6100 m)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

04,00amBreakfast "in bed"
05,00amDeparture to summit 6.882 m
Return to camp two.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

07,00amBreakfast "in bed"
08,00amReturn to base camp
Each participant must that it's garbage
returns to Fiambala

Friday, November 24, 2006

09,00amBreakfast in Fiambala
11,00amReturn to Catamarca
12,00amGood bye Lunch in Tinogasta
Accommodations in capital city Catamarca

Saturday, November 25, 2006

08,00amBreakfast in hotel
End of our hostage and food services.

Sincerely

Ing. Catalina Krapp

EN-OR-AS Servicios Empresarios

Tel./fax Argentina (+54 11) 4372 0271
Phone Germany (+49 2775) 20 33 31
E-mail: en-or-as@fibertel.com.ar
Viamonte 1464, of. 17 / 19
C1055ABB Buenos Aires, Rep. Argentina

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