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Aconcagua guided ascent via its “normal route”

Aconcagua
Aconcagua
Aconcagua
Aconcagua
Aconcagua

Join Fernando, an IFMGA certified mountain guide from Spain, who had climbed the Aconcagua more than 30 times! Ascend to its summit via the normal route.

Group

Andes

20 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec

Fit

Advanced


Description

Cerro Aconcagua is a mountain of the Central Andes and is located in the northwestern tip of the province of Mendoza (Argentina) within the Aconcagua Provincial Park. It is the highest peak in America and at the same time, the highest one in the world outside Asia.

The mountain reaches a maximum height of 6,962 meters. Several glaciers cross its slopes; the most important are the Polaco glacier (northeast) and the English glacier (east).

Undoubtedly, the Aconcagua is one of the mountains most frequented by mountaineers from around the world as it presents a real challenge. I will accompany you to reach its summit by the great “normal route” of Horcones.

This route ascends through different base camps that grow in height as we go up. For each section, of course, certain days of rest will be needed. The most outstanding spots of the normal route are the following ones. They’re listed following the increasing order of altitude:

  • Base Camp (Plaza de Mulas),

  • El Semáforo,

  • Piedras Conway,

  • Plaza Canada,

  • Piedra de 5000,

  • Cambio de Pendiente,

  • Nido de Cóndores,

  • Cólera,

  • Piedras Blancas,

  • Piedras Negras,

  • Independencia,

  • Portezuelo de los Vientos,

  • Gran Travesía,

  • La Canaleta

  • And finally: Aconcagua Summit!

Currently, to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park it is necessary to acquire a permit in the Directorate of Renewable Natural Resources of the province of Mendoza. This is a government agency that regulates the fees for tourists and its cost varies from year to year. It is not included in the final price of the program.

As a lover of mountaineering and especially of this beautiful mountain in Argentina, I have climbed Aconcagua 35 times and I have stayed at its peak for 66 days. I can assure you the safest ascent with the best team of guides.

Join me now. Send your request to book. There are dates open for January 2018!

Details

Meeting point

Mendoza City

About the guide

IFMGA-AEGM Mountain Guide from Spain

I've been a mountain guide all my life. All around the world. Specialized in high altitude in Andes and Himalayas.

I guide expeditions to 6.000, 7.000 and 8.000 meters peaks, Trekkings, in the Alps and my Pyrinees mountains and all around the world.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Jaca, Aragon Pirynees, Spain


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