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Climbing Aconcagua, 18-day Andes Expedition

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Join this 18-day climbing Aconcagua expedition to the roof of the Andes! Our certified and experienced guides, together with proper acclimatization and a detailed training plan will increase the chances of summiting this mythical peak!

Group

Andes

18 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Climbing Aconcagua is the dream of many mountaineers, and for good reason. Join us on this 18-day Andes expedition and let us take you to the summit of the highest peak in South America!

Rising up 6962 meters, Aconcagua is often known as the roof of America, and it attracts climbers and mountaineers from all around the world. It’s not a technical ascent, but it’s challenging due to the high altitude, and the climate conditions.  Furthermore, it’s a must for anyone attempting the Seven Summitsand a great excuse to travel to Argentina’s gorgeous Mendoza province (where all the good wine is made)Climbing Aconcagua is an adventure you will never forget!

Our 18-day program is specially designed to ensure proper acclimatization in the mountain, but we also include a detailed training plan for the previous months that will help you prepare for the intense climbing days that we will enjoy together.

We will tackle the ascent via the Normal Route, which goes through the North-West ridge of Aconcagua. We will meet in Mendoza city, and from there, we’ll go together to Aconcagua National Park. The starting point is in Horcones Valley. The first few days we’ll head to Confluencia, and then to Plaza de Mulas basecamp. We will spend some days acclimatizing there, before we start our journey to the high camps: Plaza Canadá, Nido de Cóndores and Berlín. From Nido de Cóndores or Berlín we will make our summit attempt.

You can find a detailed itinerary below and all the necessary information to join this 18-day climbing Aconcagua expedition. There are few scheduled dates that you can join!

So contact me if you are interested in joining one of your groups for the climbing Aconcagua expedition. We will be happy to have you!

If you are looking for a hiking expedition, you can check our 7-day trek crossing from Argentina to Chile through the Andes.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3875 Each

Group of 2

USD 3875 Each

Group of 3

USD 3875 Each

Group of 4

USD 3875 Each

Group of 5

USD 3875 Each

Group of 6

USD 3875 Each

Group of 7

USD 3875 Each

Group of 8

USD 3875 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Mules and horses

- Clean drinkable water

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Included services:

Professional mountain guides

Specific advice on materials and personal equipment.

Transfers from the city of Mendoza to Valllecitos and Horcones (uphill)

Transfers from Horcones to the city of Mendoza (downhill)

Important discount on specialized store equipment

2 nights in 3 * hotel in the city of Mendoza ( night of day 1 and the descent)

1 night in hostel in Puente del Inca

Technical safety equipment, VHF radios, mountain first aid kit.

Heaters and kitchen elements.

Base camp service (tents, chairs, tables,etc.) in Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas.

Tents during the whole expedition.

Satelital phone

Full board (all meals) during the entire expedition: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner.

Porter mules for general and personal equipment to Confluencia camp

Porter mules for general and personal equipment to Plaza de Mulas camp.

Porter for general equipment from Plaza Canada to Nido de Cóndores

Porter for general equipment from Nido de Condores to Berlin or Plaza Colera

Base camp services and meals in Plaza de Mulas in case of having to descend before the scheduled time waiting for the group.

Permanent assistance

NOT Included:

Permits to enter Aconcagua Provincial Park and ascent to summit.

Meals in the city of Mendoza.

Meals and accommodation other than those specified in the program.

Porters for personal equipment

Tips

Evacuation expenses and eventual transfer in different places of the provincial park (helicopter and mules).

Expenses for the eventual abandonment of the program, before the official date (mules, transportation to Mendoza, hotel)

Personal Equipment (see listing request)

Transfers from the city of origin of each passenger to Mendoza city


Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza

Day 2: Puente del Inca (2800 masl)

Day 3 to 4: Confluencia (3300 masl)

Day 5 to 6: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl)

Day 7: Canada-Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl)

Day 8: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl)

Day 9 to 10: Plaza Canada (4950 masl)

Day 11 to 12: Nido de Condores (5570 masl)

Day 13: Nido de Condores or Berlin (5950 masl)

Day 14: Summit-Berlin or Nido de Cóndores (6962 masl - 5950/5550 masl)

Day 15: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl)

Day 16: Horcones (2900 msnm)-Mendoza

Day 17 to 18: Extra day in case of bad weather or final day in Mendoza.

 

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Details

Accommodation

Hotel in the city of Mendoza. Hostel in Puente del Inca. Mountain tents.

More info

Required equipment:

GENERAL EQUIPMENT Backpack for trekking (70 to 90 liters) Large Bag (90 or more liters). It wiil be carried by the mules Warm sleeping bag (-15 comfort degrees, eg 1000gms of feather or synthetic good). Insulated sleeping pad (10 to 15mm). Inflatable insulating mattress (optional)

FOOT WEAR High mountain boots (synthetic or plastic double boots) Trekking shoes Light trekking shoes (trail-running type)

BASE LAYER Underwear. Cotton shirts (to be in the camp and to sleep) T-shirts and / or short-sleeved synthetic shirts Synthetic shirts with long sleeves Pants or leggings made of polypropylene or similar (not cotton). To wear as warm indoor pants Thin gloves made of polypropylene or similar (not cotton) Fleece cap Pairs of synthetic thin socks (not cotton) Buff neck

MIDDLE LAYER Trekking socks (synthetic-thermal) thick mountain socks cotton or wool socks ( wool is for sleeping) 2 long trekking pants Shorts Sweatshirt (Fleece 100 or Fleece 200) Thin - Feather duvet jacket Thick feather-duvet jacket Fleece gloves (with fingers) Sun hat

OUTER LAYER Waterproof jacket - parka (gore tex or similar) Pants cover (gore tex or similar) Waterproof and breathable gloves Ski gloves Mountain gaiters TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT Crampons (possible to rent) Climbing helmet Trekking poles

PERSONAL ELEMENTS Passport, ID card, ID. Medical insurance Medical and personal information completed, authorization. Permit printed for payment.

MISCELLANEOUS FRONTAL flashlight with batteries (with spare batteries) Sturdy plastic bags for storing clothes.

HEALTH & HYGIENE Sun glasses with UV protection Category 4 Spare lenses (can be goggles, highly recommended) Personal first-aid kit (medication with the relevant recipe) Sunscreen , Lip balm Soap, shampoo (small) and small towel. Toilet paper. Baby wipes.

KITCHEN ITEMS Containers to drink water, for at least 4 liters (2 bottles of 1 liter and 1 bag of hydration with hose of 2 lt.) Small thermos Personal dishes: Plate, glass / jug, cutlery

OPTIONAL, not mandatory (check space and weight) SILVER TAPE for blisters and repairs Mini - sewing kit Binoculars. Camera or video equipment Book, travel diary, pencil, pen


About the guide

Adventure tourism agency formed by ISAS, EPGAMT and adventure tourism guides.

Head guide is Leandro Scheurle, rock and ice climbing instructor, wild areas lifeguard (WFR), and ISAS trekking and adventure tourism guide. He is also Instructor and lecturer at the ‘Instituto Superior Andes del Sur’ (school of professional guides).

He made technical ascents in Argentina and South America, including solo new routes in Domuyo Volcano (Neuquén), and Cerro Bonete (Tierra del Fuego).

He also write articles for magazines, blogs and websites specialized in outdoors and mountain activities.

The lead guide for AEX expeditions to Aconcagua is Daniel Adrián Cangiani, better known as "Roger". He is an EPGAMT mountain guide, WFR, rock climbing and mountaineering instructor, and professional photographer.

Languages

English

Certificates

EPGAMT | ISAS

Residence

Buenos Aires


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