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Ascent to Mount Aconcagua, Mendoza

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

Group

Andes

17 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Extremely Fit

Advanced


Description

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza

Welcoming at Mendoza Airport. Transfer to hotel in Mendoza.

Day 2: Mendoza

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

Day 3: Confluencia (3200 m)

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

Day 4: Acclimatization trekking

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

Day 5: Plaza de Mulas (4350 m)

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

Day 6: Acclimatization day

Relaxing day for acclimatization in Plaza de Mulas.

Day 7: Acclimatization trekking

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

Day 8: Plaza Canada (5000 m)

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

Day 9: Acclimatization day

Resting and acclimatization day in Plaza de Mulas.

Day 10: Plaza Canada

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

Day 11: Nido de condores

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

Day 12: Plaza Cólera

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

Day 13: Summit Day

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

Day 14 to 15: Extra days in case of bad weather.

Day 16: Plaza de Mulas.

Day 17: Mendoza

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

 

Details

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.

Meeting point

Mendoza airport.

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".

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

AAGM

Residence

Chacras de Coria, Mendoza


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3918 Each

Group of 2

USD 3918 Each

Group of 3

USD 3918 Each

Group of 4

USD 3918 Each

Group of 5

USD 3918 Each

Group of 6

USD 3918 Each

Group of 7

USD 3918 Each

Group of 8

USD 3918 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner




 

 

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