Join Gastón, a certified guide from Chile and one of the most experienced in the region, on this 12-day trip to Aconcagua, the highest summit in South America!
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Join me on this mountaineering expedition to climb Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America!
Aconcagua is part of the Andes mountain range and is located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. It is one of the Seven Summits (the highest mountains in each of the seven continents) and a unique mountaineering feat.
Climbing Aconcagua is a memory that you will forever treasure. I’ve been +36 times to Aconcagua, and each time is as fascinating as the first one. On this program, we will tackle Aconcagua straight on. It will take us between 12 to 14 days to get to the summit and back, so you will need adequate training. However, keep in mind that although dealing with altitude and having a good fitness level is key, Aconcagua is a non-technical climb. You can find a detailed itinerary below and keep in mind that it can change depending on group and weather conditions.
With good weather, you’ll be able to enjoy an incredible 360° view from the summit that you’ll never forget: infinite mountains, glaciers, and snow-capped peaks, including views of the stunning Cerro Mercedario and Cerro Tolosa. You can read the experience of a climber I guided in 2016 in this blog article.
So, are you ready to climb to the highest mountain in the Americas? Then contact me now and let’s start planning an amazing adventure. I look forward to being your guide!
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Group porters
A minimum of 2 people is required for group dates to take place.
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From Mendoza to Penitentes (2700 m).
At Penitentes, mules loading. Trek from Penitentes to Confluencia (3400 m). Camp at around 3PM.
From Confluencia, acclimatization trek to the South Wall (4200 m, 6-7 hours). Then return to Confluencia.
From Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas (4300 m). The trek lasts around 7 hours.
Plaza de Mulas (rest day).
From Plaza de Mulas to Nido de Cóndores (5500 m, 6-7 hours). Then back to Plaza de Mulas.
Plaza de Mulas. Today will be a rest day.
From Plaza de Mulas to Nido de Cóndores (5500 m).
From Nido de Cóndores to summit (6960 m). Back to camp. The trek lasts around 14-16 hours.
From camp to Plaza de Mulas.
From Plaza de Mulas to Mendoza or Santiago. End of Expedition.
Extra days in case of bad weather.
I will provide: communication and VHF radio, first aid kit and pulse oximeter. I recommend a backpack of about 65 L.
MOUNTAIN BOOTS, PLASTIC OR LEATHER TREKKING BOOTS 3 PAIRS OF SOCKS UNDERWEAR LONG, PREFERENCE CAPILENE OR POLIPROPILENE PANTS OF POLAR OR SIMILAR WINTHER SHIRT POLAR JACKET PARKA AND DOWN JACKET WIND PROOF PANTS GLOVES AND OVER MITS EXPEDITION BALACLAVA SUN HUT SUN GLASSES SLEEPING BAG AND SLEEPING PAD PACK OVER 75 LTS. WATER BOTTLE AND THERMO HEAD LAMP AND SPARES KNIFE POCKET SKI OR TREK POLES CRAMPONS DUFFLE BAG FOR LOAD THE MULES SUN FILTERS, DIAMOX. DOCUMENTS, BOOCK, MUSIC…
From London to Buenos Aires:
From Buenos Aires to Mendoza:
From New York to Buenos Aires:
-Airline: United EWR–EZE (11 h 5 m) US$1,005 round trip
From Buenos Aires to Mendoza:
(*) Total price includes taxes + fees for 1 adult. Additional bag fees and other fees may apply.
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I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.
I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.
I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.
Gaston Oyarzun is obviously an excellent climber/mountaineer, but he lacks a great deal of organization/logistics. This applies to all aspects of the expedition, from food to itinerary.
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