Aconcagua guided climb in only 12 days

Rodrigo, an IFMGA guide, offers a unique acclimatization option to avoid spending extra days in the mountain. Reach the summit of Aconcagua in only 12 days!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private


 

As a pioneer in climbing Mount Aconcagua, I bring a new alternative way to reach the summit. I invite you to join me on a 12-day ascent (the usual trip takes around 20 days).

I would like to introduce you to a great and unique system that makes spending 10 days in the mountain for acclimatization unnecessary. It is basically an Altitude Training System that uses a Hypoxic tent. By using it at home, you will be well acclimatized even before you get to the mountain.

And how does this Altitude Training System work? Simple! You will sleep for 4 to 6 weeks inside these Hypoxic tents in the comfort of your home. While you are watching a movie or resting in the tent, you’re already pre-acclimatizing your body for Aconcagua. All you have to do is adjust your altitude level week after week.

This acclimatization method is only available for rental in the US and Canada. Its price starts at USD 175 a week. However, I am offering a special rental program in which you can try it during 8 weeks. It is a good way to test the equipment and make sure it really works. I think it is the great invention for mountaineers who love heights but do not have time for the acclimatization process.

Returning to the Aconcagua expedition itself, there is another option I would like to propose to you. I can also offer a helicopter flight from the trailhead to the Aconcagua base camp. That way you’ll save two ascent days . Remember that, due to weather conditions, I can’t guarantee this option till the day of the expedition. The total cost of this service is USD1800 for 3 people.

As for the itinerary of this climbing trip, you’ll arrive at Mendoza from your country and spend the first night in a hotel in the city (Mendoza Park Hyatt). The next day we will drive from Mendoza to the foot of Aconcagua and hike to Confluencia or fly directly to Base Camp by helicopter.

Depending on your choice, the third day we will rest or walk to the Base Camp. The following day we will continue the ascent towards Canada Camp with the help of mules. From Canada we will move to Nido and then, to the High Camp, the last campsite before the summit.

Once we conquer the 6962-meter summit of Aconcagua, we will hike down to the Base Camp to finally return to Mendoza by transfer.

So, are you ready to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain outside Himalaya in record time? Contact me now and make your reservation! I am sure you won’t regret it. 

 

Highlights

 
  • Take advantage of an innovative system and acclimatize from home

  • Consider flying to Base Camp by helicopter!

  • Reach the summit of Aconcagua in record time!

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
3900 USD

Group of 2
3900 USD

Group of 3
3900 USD

Group of 4
3900 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters
 The price does not include:- Round-trip flights to and from Mendoza, Argentina - Aconcagua climbing permit fee ($700 to $900 depending on season) which you will pay in Mendoza, accompanied by your guide. South Americans pay about half of this amount and Argentinean Citizens about 1/4 of that amount. - Flight out of Base Camp to trailhead (cost is about USD 1,800 for 3 people ($600 each)) - Meals in Mendoza - Personal equipment - Passport - Personal items and services (laundry, snacks, drinks, tips, etc.) - Expenses incurred in the case of a rescue or early departure from the expedition - SAT phone charges - Porter fee (If used)
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Arrive to Mendoza

    Pick up at airport and transfer to the Mendoza Park Hyatt.

  • Day 2: Transfer and start of the hike

    Transfer from Mendoza to the trailhead and hike to Confluencia or Fly Into Base Camp.

  • Day 3: Hike to Base Camp

    We’ll go to the Base Camp or enjoy a Rest Day if you flew there.

  • Day 4: Carry to Canada – Stay in Mulas

    We’ll carry the gear to Canada camp and go down to Plaza de Mulas to spend the night.

  • Day 5: Move to Canada

    Hike to Canada camp and night there.

  • Day 6: Move to Nido

    Hike to Nido del Condor and night there.

  • Day 7: Move to High Camp

    Hike to High Camp and night there.

  • Day 8: Summit Day

    Early start to go for the Summit.

  • Day 9 to 10: Extra days

    Extra days in case of bad weather.

  • Day 11: Hike Down to Base Camp

    Hike all the way down to the Bascamp

  • Day 12: Return to Mendoza

    Hike out to the trailhead. Transfer to Mendoza Park Hyatt. End of trip.

 
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next datesInfo
02/02/2019 to 13/02/2019
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Extremely Fit
Meeting point
Mendoza
More info

1) NON-STOP FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM LONDON TO MENDOZA (*)

From London to Buenos Aires:

- Airline: Norwegian Air UK
LGW-EZE (13 h 40 m) US$774 round trip
- Airline: British Airways
LHR-EZE (13 h 50 m) US$1,216 round trip

From Buenos Aires to Mendoza:

- Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas
AEP–MDZ (1 h 55 m) US$115 round trip
- Airline: LATAM Operated by Latam Airlines Argentina
AEP–MDZ (1 h 52 m) US$117 round trip

2) NON-STOP FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM NEW YORK TO MENDOZA (*)

From New York to Buenos Aires:

-Airline: United
EWR–EZE (11 h 5 m) US$1,005 round trip
- Airline: American - LATAM Operated by American Airlines for Latam Airlines Argentina
JFK–EZE (10 h 44 m) US$1,083 round trip
- Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas - Delta
JFK–EZE (10 h 55 m) US$1,270 round trip

From Buenos Aires to Mendoza:

- Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas
AEP–MDZ (1 h 55 m) US$115 round trip
- Airline: LATAM Operated by Latam Airlines Argentina
AEP–MDZ (1 h 52 m) US$117 round trip

(*) Total price includes taxes + fees for 1 adult. Additional bag fees and other fees may apply.

 

About the Guide

 
 

An Internationally Certified UIAGM / IFMGA Mountain Guide, Rodrigo has been a guide for 30 years. He has led 24 expeditions to Denali and 28 expeditions to Aconcagua — the highest peaks in North and South America, respectively. He has been a member of expeditions to Shisha Pangma and Cho Oyu in the Himalaya, and his climbs in Patagonia include the North and Central Towers of Paine, Agujas Guillaumet and Poincenot, as well as Cerro Torre attempts. He’s made Patagonian Ice Cap explorations including the first east-west traverse of the northern Ice Cap. He holds first ascents in Antarctica, the Andes and Alaska; speed ascents of Denali, Aconcagua, and Juncal. He’s guided the Ellsworth Mountains and Mt. Vinson in Antarctica and has extensive climbing and guiding experience in Yosemite and the Alps, including Frendo Spur and the Grand Jorasses. He’s a former Technical Committee member for the American Mountain Guides Association and a Senior Guide at Exum Mountain Guides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rodrigo speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

 
 
FROM 3900 USD per person
 

 

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