Ascent to Mount Aconcagua, Mendoza

17-day trip to the summit of the most fascinating mountain in America: Mount Aconcagua (6962 m), together with a local IFMGA Mountain Guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

17 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    This adventure is one of the most fascinating in America: reaching the summit of Aconcagua at 6962 m.

    This mountain has a special magnetism that attracts mountaineers from all over the world who dream to reach its peak.

    As an IFMGA mountain guide, I had the chance to guide 40 expeditions that reached the summit on the last 25 years.

    During this time I learned about the challenges that you can face during this expedition, and the best way to overcome them. In fact, I share all my experience in my own book: ‘Aconcagua, La Cima de América’.

    In this expedition I offer a great adventure for mountaineers in high altitude. You can learn about living in harmony with nature, fellowship and solidarity. Actually, I believe these are the most valuable things about being in the mountains.

    You will have to make a big effort, so you should be really prepared and trained, both physically and mentally.

    Besides, I’ll make a nice video during the ascent and I’ll give it to you at the end.

    Please contact me if you want to reach the Summit of America! I will be glad to be your guide there.

    I organize other trips in the Andes Mountains, like climbing Tupungato Volcano (also in Argentina) or ascending Pequeño Alpamayo, in Peru.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    3800 USD

    Group of 2
    3800 USD

    Group of 3
    3800 USD

    Group of 4
    3800 USD

    Group of 5
    3800 USD

    Group of 6
    3800 USD

    Group of 7
    3800 USD

    Group of 8
    3800 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Mendoza

      Welcoming at Mendoza Airport. Transfer to hotel in Mendoza.

    • Day 2Mendoza

      Procedures for obtaining climbing permits. Transfer to Hotel Ayelén in Penitentes (2.500 mt.)

    • Day 3Confluencia (3200 m)

      Access to Aconcagua Park from Horcones valley. Trekking to Confluencia camp (3.200 mt.)

    • Day 4Acclimatization trekking

      Acclimatization trekking to the Aconcagua south face viewpoint (4.000 mt.), and trekking back to Confluencia camp.

    • Day 5Plaza de Mulas (4350 m)

      Trekking to Plaza de Mulas base camp (4.350 mt.)

    • Day 6Acclimatization day

      Relaxing day for acclimatization in Plaza de Mulas.

    • Day 7Acclimatization trekking

      Acclimatization ascent to Cerro Bonete (5.050 mt.). Aconcagua west face viewpoint. Trekking back to Plaza de Mulas.

    • Day 8Plaza Canada (5000 m)

      Acclimatization ascent to Camp 1 (Plaza Canadá 5.000 mt.)

    • Day 9Acclimatization day

      Resting and acclimatization day in Plaza de Mulas.

    • Day 10Plaza Canada

      Ascent Plaza de Mulas – Plaza Canadá (750 mt. ascent – Estimated time: 3 hs.)

    • Day 11Nido de condores

      Ascent Plaza Canadá – Nido de Cóndores (500 mt. ascent – Estimated time: 3 hs.)

    • Day 12Plaza Cólera

      Nido de Cóndores – Plaza Cólera -5.970 mt.- (420 mt. ascent – Estimated time: 3 hs.)

    • Day 13Summit Day

      Plaza Cólera – Summit 6.962 mt. – Plaza Cólera (1.000 mt. ascent – Estimated time: 12 hs.)

    • Day 14 to 15Extra days in case of bad weather.
    • Day 16Plaza de Mulas.
    • Day 17Mendoza

      Plaza de Mulas – Horcones – Mendoza. Night at hotel.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    Mendoza airport.

    Accommodation

    2 nights at a hotel in Mendoza.

    Tents.

    More info

    -Booking: to book an available place you have to send a registration form with your personal information and make a payment in advance of a good faith deposit.

    -Aconcagua Park entrance fee is not included in the price.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am a Mountain Guide (AAGM and IFMGA) from Mendoza region. Born in 1968. I live in Chacras de Coria. I am also professor of Physical Education.

    I really like to offer guided mountain activities and instruction on different types of terrain like rock, ice, snow and altitude and its different modalities such as trekking, mountain skiing, medium and high mountain climbing, and also sporty, classic, alpine and big walls climbing. It can be realized in trips of short duration or in the form of expedition along the different possibilities offered by the Cordillera de los Andes.

    All my activities are developed using the most modern and updated safety standards, with the highest international quality standards and with logistical support developed through many years of experience in the Andes.

    Some activities that highlight my career:
    Director of Summit since 1992.
    Director of sports training courses since 1990.
    Instructor Guide AAGM Montana.
    33 summits to Mount Aconcagua with over 100 clients on top.
    Numerous tours in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
    Summit to Mount Cho Oyu, 8.201m, Himalaya.
    Summit to Mount Fitz Roy, Patagonia.
    Climbing in the Alps, Europe and USA.
    First integral to the southeast edge, Cerro Aconcagua.
    First winter ascent of Cerro Mercedario 6.770m. Central Andes.
    Mountain Guides Instructor in AAGM.
    Director of Technical Committee AAGM.
    Author of the guidebook "Aconcagua, La Cima of America."
    Author of the guide "Climbing in Mendoza".

     
     


     

     

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