Cordon del Plata and Mercedario / Mendoza / Argentina - march 2015In march 2015 I went to Mendoza / Argentina with Mercedario as a main target. First I spent 7 days in Cordon del Plata to acclimatize. It is a very nice area close to the city of Mendoza. There are several mountains between 4000 and almost 6000m to be climbed. Unfortunately I run into bad weather for almost the entire week.After a comfortable night in a small hotel in Mendoza, an endless shower and plenty of food I went off again heading for Mercedario. On day six I was lucky to stand on one of the highest peaks in the Andes. Summit day turned out to be a perfect one. With full moon I didn’t need a headlamp, not to cold and nearly no wind on the summit! My GPS reading showed 6731m. Here is a very short video taken from the summit and a few pictures from the expedition.