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Mountain Climbing in Mendoza: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Ascend the premier peaks of the Andes, discover Latin wilderness

Conquer the mountains of Mendoza and discover some of the most stunning summits along the Andes mountain range. The striking triangular peak of Cerro San Bernardo, the snow-blanketed summit of Cerro El Plata, or the king of the Andes, Aconcagua, which is the highest mountain peak outside of Asia. Visit during the warmer months between November and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Mendoza

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Mendoza?

The province of Mendoza lies across the central west region of Argentina, along the border with Chile. The Andes mountain range runs down the border with Chile, while at lower altitude its vineyards are famed from across the world for its quality. The province of Mendoza is home to the enormous Aconcagua, which at 6,960 meters above sea level is the highest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemisphere.

Why should I choose Mendoza for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Wild and rugged

The province of Mendoza is home to some of the tallest mountains on Earth. The king of the Andes mountain range is Aconcagua. Measuring 6,960 meters above sea level, it is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemisphere, and the highest outside of Asia. Other giants include Cero El Plata, which measures 5,955 meters, and stands along a subsection of the Andes.

Fresh challenging climbs

The high mountains of Mendoza require a good level of fitness and preparation. With more than 90 mountain climbing trips available, the majority are suited towards intermediate and seasoned climbers. A typical trip is a 20-day climb to the summit of Aconcagua along the Normal Route, or an 18-day 360-degree circuit hike along the Aconcagua summit, or a 3-day ascent to Cerro San Bernardo.

Cultural melting pot

The culture of Argentina is heavily shaped by its immigrant-heavy history, with influences from colonial Spain and waves of Italian immigration. The province of Mendoza also holds many German descendants. Meat, world-class wine and tango combine into the beautiful cocktail that is Argentinean culture, with late-nights and a relaxed vibe core to the country’s personality.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Mendoza?

The province is dominated by a continental climate. The lowlands are hot in summer while the higher altitude sections are cooler.

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What currency is accepted around Mendoza?

Argentinian peso.

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When is the best time to travel to Mendoza for Mountain Climbing?

Visit during the warmer months between November and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Mendoza


This was truly a wonderful two days, I had one objective which was to experience altitude prior to beginning a long high altitude expedition in the coming days. Joaquin curated the two days around this objective and we headed to an area off the beaten track. I just loved this and feel so fortunate to have experienced this area, the Guanaco's were fascinating and I just loved watching them and spotting them in the mountains. Joaquin provided me with so much knowledge and useful tips to help me during my expedition. The two days ended in an unexpected storm which just added to the fun and really rounded out what was one of the most memorable hikes I have done to date. Next time I'm back in Mendoza I will definitely call on Joaquin again.



Destino Montana was a superb guiding service. I would highly recommend them!


Overall, this was a fantastic hike. You get some astonishing views and can take different routes according to your fitness level and interest. Personally, I enjoyed our quick stay at the high camp where we got to meet several people who were acclimatising for their ascends to the higher peaks. Also, we really enjoyed the time with Joaquin. Thanks to his fun personality and intersting conversations (also fluent in English which helped in my case) the time together went by way too quickly. Even before the beginning of the trip he gave us a lot of proactive advise when we wanted to choose a route that suited our demands and later he helped us with finding places to get some extra gear. During the trip and thanks to Joaquins deep knowledge of the region, he was able to adapt the route we were taking when my friend suffered from some altitude sickness. Also, a big plus was the great food that we had during the trip, including some (fantastic!) homemade carrot mayo and the asado we prepared on the first evening which was the best meal we had in Argentina.






The entire trip from the admin side with explore-share to Guillermo’s organisation and personality was superb. The mountain is stunning, with vivid colours of the rainbow. Guillermo provided support, humour and knowledge along the way to the summit with breath taking views of Aconcagua and the Andes. I spent New Year’s Eve playing cards, drinking the finest Cab Franc from Zapata wine, salami from Tandil, and trying to identify the constellations in the magical sky, near the fire with Guillermo. Highly recommended.

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