Climb Aconcagua, Argentina

Join a small group (max 12) with guides (ratio 1:3), and porters, as you attempt to summit Aconcagua (22,837ft) via Vacas Valley. No tech experience required although physical fitness, positive attitude and love of adventure, a must.
Mendoza Penitentes Puente del Inca Confluencia Plaza Francia Stone Sentinel Plaza de Mulas Cuesta Brava rest day acclimatisation hike up Mount Bonete Plaza Canada Nido de Condores panoramic views over High Andes Cólera camp summit (22,837ft) buffer days/extra days in Mendoza crampons, ice picks and fixed ropes - no experience neccessary
Price
US $4270 excluding flights
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Duration
20 Days
Type
Small group
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Includes: Guide, (bilingual, experienced), Trfrs in Argentina, 2 nights at 3* hotel in Mendoza (double/triple basis), 1 night in Penitentes, mules (30kg per person) in-out Puente del Inca-Base Camp, Dining tent, WC tents, tents, cook, mountain meals
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Description of Climb Aconcagua, Argentina

This three week climb of Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside Asia, is not for the feint hearted and certainly not just a walk in the park.

It’s tough, a challenge, and will put experienced hikers through their paces however, it’s achievable and doesn’t need a lot of technical knowhow – just a 'can do' positive attitude and plenty of grit and determination.

Conditions at high altitude (you’ll summit at 22,000ft), including some pretty extreme weather, make even more of a challenge however, if you’re in good physical shape and happy to trek and camp in remote, out of reach, areas, then this is an Argentina adventure is definitely worth considering further.

Crampons and fixed ropes ensure a safety first approach as well as providing more enjoyment when undertaking the ascent of Aconcagua via Vacas Valley.

Supplies and camping equipment will be carried by mule to the Aconcagua base camp at Plaza de Mulas whereupon climbers will be requested to share the load, with porters, for the remaining section of the route to the top. Average kit weight carried above base camp is between 17 – 25kgs. We recommend you bring an 80ltr rucksack to comfortably shoulder the load and personal kit.

Summit success depends on many factors and we aim to use one guide for every three or four climbers to ensure safety and support is pivotal to the experience as a whole. Group sizes are usually about six climbers with two guides although, the maximum group size is 12 climbers with three or four guides.

Please note: you do not have to have experience with crampons or an ice axe to attempt this climb. The best weather conditions are usually from the middle of December to the end of January – what better way to spend the Christmas/New Year holidays?

Price information

US $4270 excluding flights
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Includes: Guide, (bilingual, experienced), Trfrs in Argentina, 2 nights at 3* hotel in Mendoza (double/triple basis), 1 night in Penitentes, mules (30kg per person) in-out Puente del Inca-Base Camp, Dining tent, WC tents, tents, cook, mountain meals
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2021: 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
2022: 3 Jan, 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb

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