• Trip duration
    12 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Dec

Description

Join me on this mountaineering expedition to climb Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside the Himalayas!

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres. The Aconcagua is part of the Andes mountain range (province of Mendoza, Argentina).

The scheduled date for the 2017-2018 season expedition, from January 31st 2018 to February 12th 2018, is SOLD OUT. Next expedition will be in the 2018-2019 season.

The summit is located about 15 kilometres from the international border with Chile. It is one of the Seven Summits (the highest mountains of each of the seven continents).

With good climate, from the summit we’ll be able to enjoy an incredible 360° view that you’ll never forget: infinite mountains, white fields and glaciers, including the stunning peaks of Cerro Mercedario and Cerro Tolosa.

Itinerary

The following itinerary is a general plan. As I know the area very well I’m able to show you special spots if the weather makes it possible.

Day 1: From Mendoza to Penitentes (2700 m).
Day 2: Ar Penitentes mules loading. Trek from Penitentes to Confluencia (3400 m). Camp at around 3PM.
Day 3: From Confluencia, acclimatization trek to the South Wall (4200 m, 6-7 hours). Then return to Confluencia.
Day 4: From Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas (4300 m). The trek lasts around 7 hours.
Day 5: Plaza de Mulas (rest day).
Day 6: From Plaza de Mulas to Nido de Cóndores (5500 m, 6-7 hours). Then back to Plaza de Mulas.
Day 7: Plaza de Mulas. Today will be a rest day.
Day 8: From Plaza de Mulas to Nido de Cóndores (5500 m).
Day 9: From Nido de Cóndores to summit (6960 m). Camp. The trek lasts around 14-16 hours.
Day 10: Backup Day.                                                                                                 Day 11: From camp to Plaza de Mulas
Day 12: From Plaza de Mulas to Mendoza or Santiago. End of Expedition.

I also consider two extra days to be able to deal with bad weather conditions.

You can read the experience of a climber I guided in 2016 in this blog article.

I’ve been +36 times to Aconcagua, but each time is as fascinating as the first one. So contact me if you are interested in joining this expedition to the top of America!

Looking to join a group?

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
31/01/2018 to 12/02/2018
Sorry, fully booked for this season!

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

Camping and in a hotel (included).

More info

I will provide: communication and VHF radio, first aid kit and pulse oximeter.
I recommend a backpack of about 65 L.

Recommended equipment: high mountain boots, walking boots, 3 pair of wool socks, thermic underwear, thick (or polar) pants, windbreaker pants, thick polar, wool sweater, windbreaker jacket, wool gloves, sun hat, balaclava, mountain glasses (or goggles), feather sleeping bag, insulation mat, water canteen (1 L), headlamp, crampons, ski poles, heavy bag for personal equipment (mules), small bag for personal grooming, sun lips and skin protection.