Climb Aconcagua, Argentina
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?
2022: 3 Jan, 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb
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