Do you dream to reach the summit of America? This expedition takes you to the top of Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside the Himalayas.
Climbing Aconcagua through the normal route doesn’t have any technical difficulties. However, you’ll need a good acclimatization and excellent physical shape.
The ascent through the normal is easy from a technical point of view, we don’t need to do rock or ice climbing, and we reach the summit walking with our trekking poles. Previous experience in progression along a fixed rope is not mandatory. Although the slope is never steeper than 35°, we may have to use crampons and ice axe.
The main difficulty in climbing Aconcagua is given by high altitude. The approach and acclimatization stages demand a physical condition strong enough to bare walking between 6 and 8 hours per day.
The round trip from the last high altitude camp to the summit and back may take more than 12 hours, depending on the level of training and acclimatization.
There’s no age limit for Aconcagua. Many climbers +65 reach the summit.
Besides, you’ll need to be well equipped against the cold, as temperatures can go down very low.
I’ve been guiding expeditions in this mountain for 10 years, with a very experienced team. I also prepare special expeditions for vegetarians, with high quality home-made food.
I propose two different options to climb this mountain.
The traditional one as described in the itinerary is with acclimatization in Aconcagua. The other one is with previous acclimatization in Vallecitos. It’s a valley 80 kilometers away from Mendoza, with peaks over 5000m. This allows us to discover a new place and have a more dynamic expedition. Changing the scenery helps to keep motivation high. In Vallecitos we spend a couple of nights in a very cosy mountain refuge (Refugio Mausy), and a couple more in tents. We will ascend some peaks over 4000 mt. Then we will move to the Aconcagua area for approximately 11 days where we will continue the acclimatization and then go for the final climb.
Please contact me if you want to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, with a local experienced guide and the best services.
Price per person
|Group of 2||5400USD|
|Group of 3||5200USD|
|Group of 4||5000USD|
|Group of 5||4700USD|
|Group of 6||4500USD|
|Group of 7||4300USD|
|Group of 8||4000USD|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Mendoza Airport or city
-Confluencia camp at 3400 m: 2 nights for acclimatization, comfortable camp.
-Plaza de Mulas at 4300 m (base camp): Amazing base camp with excelent services.
-Canada at 5000 m (camp 1): High altitude camp. Pitching tents with lots of wind, porters cooperation is essential.
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