Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival in Buenos Aires – Transfers, free time, overnight at hotel.
Transfer to airport and flight to Mendoza (2 hour flight). Overnight at hotel (meals not included). Explanatory Conference on Aconcagua and equipment inspection by our guides. You can rent equipment during this time, if needed.
Transfer to Vallecitos at 2900 m. Night at meal at Mausy refuge.
Cadent ascent of 4000 meters. Dinner and overnight at the shelter Mausy.
Ascent to Camp Piedra Grand at 3400 m altitude. Transport equipment with mules. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Ascension crossing the Adolfo Calle 4200 m and Stepanek at 4000 m altitude. Back to Grand Piedra Camp. Dinner and overnight at Grand Piedra.
Piedra refuge descent to Grand Vellecitos. Transfer Vellecitos / Penitentes. Accommodation in the hotel. Preparation of loads for the mules. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included).
Transport to the entrance of Aconcagua Park. Presentation of license. Trek to Confluencia camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Trek to Plaza Francia (base of the South Face of Aconcagua), lunch and return to Confluencia.(Breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Trek base camp to Plaza de Mulas. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Acclimatization and reorganization of the gear for the top. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Trek to summit of Mount Bonete and back to Base Camp Plaza de Mulas. This trek takes about 6 hours to reach an altitude of 5100 m. This allows time to perfect our acclimatization (Breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Acclimatization trek and transport equipment to Camp 1 Canada and return to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (Breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Ascent to Camp 1 Canadá. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Ascent to Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Ascent to Camp 3 Berlín. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Ascent from Camp 3 Berlín to Cólera the SUMMIT and return to Camp 3. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Descent to base camp Plaza de Mulas. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Extra days due to contingencies or bad weather that may prevent the normal development of the program. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner). Note: if we do not need these days and head back to Mendoza, hotels and meals are not included.
Descent to Puente del Inca. Transport to Mendoza. Accommodation at the hotel. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Transfer to the airport. (Breakfast). Flight to Buenos Aires. Night hotel in Buenos Aires.
Flight home. Breakfast – Transfer Hotel / Airport – International flight (meals not included).
In Santiago, Mendoza and Penintentes the accommodation is in comfortable hotels. During the trek accommodation is in tents.
Trip organized on request for a group of 4 people minimum - Dates to decide with the group. All the climbs can be completed with a day pack. Travel bags are transported by vehicles or porters. You will be guided by me, a French IFMGA guide, accompanied by a local English-speaking guide + kitchen team, porters and muleteers.
This is a tour that is achievable by all as long as you have been training for it- 5 to 7 hours steady/gentle walking per day with a vertical ascent of 1000m.
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide
- The passion of virgin areas -
Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.
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