Mountain Ascent trips – Aconcagua

Mount Aconcagua, located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, is the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas. Its almost seven thousand meters above sea level represent an important goal for climbers who come here every year (between December and March) to conquer this summit. Mount Aconcagua has two peaks, the North Peak (6962 m) and the South Peak (6930 m). From its north face people reach its summit via the “normal route”, which doesn’t require technical climbing skills. However, the effects of altitude are quite serious so it’s mandatory to have some prior acclimatization and an excellent physical condition. There is another ascent route known as the Polish Glacier and it is a bit more demanding. Finally, the ascent of the South Wall is the most difficult route to the summit.

Here below you’ll find a wide variety of mountaineering programs to Mount Aconcagua via its different routes. Select the most suitable for you and climb it safely. Explore-Share.com only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides!

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  • (5)

I’m writing this short review as I’m often asked by climbing friends who shall I climb with on Aconcagua?

Let me tell you !hand on my heart INKA is the best on the mountain.!

I have climbed across the globe Alaska, Andes, Himalaya and in the Karakoram in Pakistan.

I have have utilised INKA on two occasions and I believe they have the best knowledge and logistics on the mountain. Their staff care about YOU.. as you are their number one priority.

They will ensure your time on the mountain is safe and you return safe even if you don’t reach the summit.

So many times I have watched operators in other countries guiding clients to the summit when they should have been turned around, this has been with drastic results.

That is why I always use professional companies and word of mouth . Trust me INKA are the best.

Aconcagua is a tough challenge high altitudes coupled by sometimes extreme cold , require you to be fit mentally and physically.

I have in the past fell to AMS and had to turn around near a summit, that is the smart thing to do.! Better to go home and re plan , the mountain will always be there. I’ve lost friends on mountains and speak from experience.

INKA guides are registered and highly experienced, they will watch you carefully and monitor your oxygen levels and general well being throughout your climb.

There is an excellent set up at Plaza de Mulas where if you need a rest day you will be cared for.

Many of my friends have used INKA and I will continue to recommend them for their expertise

I’m writing this short review as I’m often asked by climbing friends who shall I climb with on Aconcagua?

Let me tell you !hand on my heart INKA is the best on the mountain.!

I have climbed across the globe Alaska, Andes, Himalaya and in the Karakoram in Pakistan.

I have have utilised INKA on two occasions and I believe they have the best knowledge and logistics on the mountain. Their staff care about YOU.. as you are their number one priority.

They will ensure your time on the mountain is safe and you return safe even if you don’t reach the summit.

So many times I have watched operators in other countries guiding clients to the summit when they should have been turned around, this has been with drastic results.

That is why I always use professional companies and word of mouth . Trust me INKA are the best.

Aconcagua is a tough challenge high altitudes coupled by sometimes extreme cold , require you to be fit mentally and physically.

I have in the past fell to AMS and had to turn around near a summit, that is the smart thing to do.! Better to go home and re plan , the mountain will always be there. I’ve lost friends on mountains and speak from experience.

INKA guides are registered and highly experienced, they will watch you carefully and monitor your oxygen levels and general well being throughout your climb.

There is an excellent set up at Plaza de Mulas where if you need a rest day you will be cared for.

Many of my friends have used INKA and I will continue to recommend them for their expertise

  • (5)

the infrastructure supporting the expedition is perfect and the team very professional. Really Aconcagua Specialists!!

  • (5)

The guide was not Sebastian Tetilla but Javier Guiterez and Matias Hidalgo Nicosia

Jens Hauge Andersen for Climbing to Mount Aconcagua, 18 days
  • (5)

They totally rock! They made everything to be perfect. Best in town if you are thinking about Aconcagua. Professionals, they are passionate about what they do. Long story short: contact them and let the game begin!

  • (1)

Gaston Oyarzun is obviously an excellent climber/mountaineer, but he lacks a great deal of organization/logistics. This applies to all aspects of the expedition, from food to itinerary.

  • (3)

Just one thing; Ivan don’t understand my need in base camp when I ask for a single tent at this place. I think with a single tent that was more easy for me to sleep. But In generally Ivan and Juan Pedro are good boys. It’s diificult for me to rate Guide and Trip. I didn’t finished. I can rate only for the half trip.

  • (5)

Great and lovely people !! Everything was very professional. We had a great time in our treeking. We hope see you soon. Special tks to Fer Palacio and Ariel. Abraços do Brasil!!

  • (5)

Extremely happy with the whole experience. These guys will go an extra mile to help your dreams come true. You can book it with full confidence!

  • (5)

I enjoyed the previous rock climbing trip so much! We had a fantastic time climbing, it has been an awesome time in Patagonia.

  • (5)

We came to El Chalten late season (mid to late May) and wandered into Merlin’s office hoping to find an open climbing guide. We discussed options with him given the upcoming weather and our abilities and ended up doing a day of sport climbing and a day of mountaineering on Cerro Madsen. Through both adventures he was knowledgeable, friendly, and safe. He encouraged us through the entire climb and even brought some treats for the top. I would highly recommend Merlin if you are in search of a guide.

  • (5)

Our day trip up Cerro Madsen was amazing! There was a chance of rain in the afternoon of our trip so Merlin and team made accommodations for us to leave early in the morning to try to beat the storm and we were so happy they did. We were able to beat the rain by hiking in the morning and made the ascent up to the top of Cerro Madsen. Our guide was superb at understanding our skill level and pushing us accordingly!

I would highly suggest using Mountaineering Patagonia. They are professional, provide you with some of the gear needed, and make sure you have a safe trip. Thanks Merlin!

  • (5)

My friend Marc and I hired Inka for their logistics, know how, and reputation (we were self guided). Our initial email communication with Inka was very encouraging – extremely responsive, knowledgeable and helpful! They helped us plan our itinerary, execute it, and were always available for help. The Inka staff at Hotel Ayelyn, Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas were none other than amazing! We had an absolutely great experience, and I would highly recommend them to others – whether you are looking for a guided service or just logistical help along the way, give them a chance! A special shout out to Hilda (coordinator), who was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Thanks! Aaron

  • (5)

The trip to Aconcagua with Gastón was really nice. Gaston was a great guide and we all learned a lot from him. In addition to his mountaineering skills he is an excellent story teller and we enjoyed his company a lot. It was unfortunate that we were not able to summit, but I was expecting that may be the case with weather so I was not disappointed. All in all, I was really pleased of the service, food, wine, company, mountain. I can not think of anything bad to say.

  • (5)

I have completed an expedition to Cerro Aconcagua with Inka Expeditions. Everything was very well organized and extremely well executed. Thanks to efforts of the people in the office, the gauchos, the friendly and professional staff at the Base Camp, strong porters and our excellent guides Vito Magni and Damien Colson, 4 out 5 of us were able to reach the summit on Jan. 30/17 in difficult conditions. If anybody wants his dreams to become true, should not hesitate to contact Inka expeditions.Thank you very much to everyone…

  • (5)

Great experience !!! Every thing was was perfect! From the people in the office, to the staff on the mountain and the very professional guide. Anybody did his best to give me my perfect experience!!!
Thank you

  • (5)
Karl and Veit, Germany for Cerro Mercedario expedition in 12 days
  • (5)

We went for a 1.5-day ascent to Mojon Rojo, which is highly recommended as a technically easy but hugely rewarding summit. Merlin is an excellent guide, he will keep your spirits high and make sure he shares the right amount of local knowledge. He’s technically very skilled and will always operate in the safest way. Excellent food and good vibes, too!

  • (5)

My wife & I had an absolutely amazing experience climbing Cerro Madsen. We were put in touch with Merlin through Explore-Share & he was really accommodating in helping us plan the experience & chose a mountain that best suited our capabilities. Merlin, thank you for being so patient with us & answering about a thousand questions from me. You were always extremely helpful, friendly & flexible with us.

 

Also, a massive thank you to our guide, Sebastian, for taking us to the top of Cerro Madsen. Sebastian is a truly phenomenal guide & mountaineer. He is an extremely capable, knowledgeable, friendly & encouraging person who made us overcome all the obstacles to reach the summit. His constant motivation & encouragement made us overcome our own shortcomings / limitations & drove us all the way to the top without ever compromising our safety.

 

It was an absolutely breathtaking & out of this world experience & I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to anyone looking for a similar adventure. My wife & I have used many companies / guides all over the world in the past, but Merlin & Sebastian have definitely set a new benchmark for us that is going to be really hard to beat.

  • (5)

L’ascension du Mojon Rojo sur 2 jours avec Merlin est une expérience inoubliable! Merlin a choisi une bonne fenêtre météo, a pris le temps de parler du sommet avec nous et de préparer le matériel. La nuit en bivouac a été agrémentée d’un dîner de pâtes carbonara délicieux et l’arrivée au sommet d’une vue incroyable. Je vous recommande!

  • (5)

Gaston is the most experienced guide and trustworthy person that I’ve ever met in my life. We summited Aconcagua in 9 days and it was the best adventure in my life. Definitely recommend!