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Aconcagua summit expedition (6962m)

Join Tomás, a AAGM certified guide, on this amazing expedition to the summit of Aconcagua and stand on the highest point of America!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration17 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

This Aconcagua summit expedition is the perfect introduction to try your hand in the high mountain!

Mount Aconcagua is the highest peak outside the Himalayas. Plus, it’s the second highest peak of the Seven Summits Circuit (the highest mountains of each continent). So this expedition is a big achievement for many climbers all over the world.

Due to its elevation, geographical and weather conditions, Aconcagua is perfect for a moderate challenge. Also, it’s good training for bigger mountains, like the 8000-meter peaks in the Himalayas.

I’ll take you via the Normal Route which starts in Horcones Valley. It will take us three days to reach Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. I’ll pay special attention to your acclimatization. Hence, we’ll take a few rest days during the climb.

We’ll ascend through the North ridge to Refugio Independencia. From here, we’ll traverse the West Face and climb up into a couloir that reaches the summit ridge. Finally, we’ll traverse through Guanaco Ridge to the summit. Here, we’ll have incredible 360° views!!

So please contact me to make this Aconcagua summit expedition happen! And if you want to ascend some other mountains in the area check out some of my other trips: Climbing Lanin Volcano and San Francisco Volcano.

Accommodation

2 nights of lodging in Mendoza. 1 night of lodging in Penitentes - Ayelen Hotel. Tents and camping services during the expedition.

Meeting point

Mendoza airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival to Mendoza (800 m). Transfer from the airport to the Hotel. Assistance with climbing permit procedure. After lunch, we’ll have an equipment check and briefing for the climb.

Day 2: Transfer to Penitentes

Drive in private vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes.Ayelen Hotel. Dinner (drinks are not included).

Day 3: Transfer and Trekk

Drive from Penitentes to Horcones Valley entry, where the approach trail begins. 3/4 hours hike to Confluencia, our first trekking camp. Tents/Camp services.

Day 4: 1st hike

Acclimatization is our main objective. 7 hours hike. Tents/Camp services.

Day 5: Hike to Base Camp

7 hours hike to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. Tents/Camp services.

Day 6: Rest Day

Rest day in Plaza de Mulas. Medical Check. Tents / Camp services.

Day 7: Acclimatization climb

Climbing Bonete Peak and return to base camp. Tents /Camp services.

Day 8: 1st hike to camp 1

Equipment carrying to camp 1 and return to base camp. Tents/Camp services.

Day 9: Rest day

Rest day in Plaza de Mulas. Medical Check. Tents/Camp services.

Day 10: Move to camp 1

Move to camp 1. Tents / Meals.

Day 11: Move to camp 2

Move to camp 2. Tents / Meals.

Day 12: Move to camp 3

Move to Camp 3. Rest and get ready for summit push. Tents/Meals.

Day 13: Summit day

We’ll wake up at 4:00 am. Breakfast and set up. At 6:00 am we’ll start the hike. Tents/Meals.

Day 14 to 15: Extra days

Extra Summit days in case of bad weather.

Day 16: Hike back to Base Camp

We’ll descend from high camp to Plaza de Mulas. Once at base camp we will relax and enjoy dinner. Tents/Camp services.

Day 17: Departure to Mendoza

Trek down from Plaza de Mulas. 6/7 hours walk to Horcones Valley, the park entrance. Drive to Mendoza on private vehicle. We’ll pick up our gear in Penitentes.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide - EPGAMT - Argentina
I was born in Patagonia, Argentina and formed at an early age as a climber in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Currently I completed a large number of rock and ice climbing routes, backcountry skiing and ascents in many mountains around the world such as Mt. Lhotse (8.516 mts.), the 4th highest peak in the world, without using supplemental oxygen (May, 2012).
I'm a certified Mountain Guide from the EPGAMT and a member of the Argentinian Mountain Guides Association (AAGM) and work on Mt. Aconcagua, which I had repeatedly ascended, as well as in other peaks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and in The Himalayas in Nepal.
During the winter season, I practice backcountry skiing, mostly on the volcanoes in Patagonia, where I can offer you different adventures, according to your level (beginner, learner or advanced learner).
I feel very privileged to work as a mountain guide, to do the job that I love, and to be able to share it with people that have the same passion.
Join my expeditions and I will provide you a high standard of safety and personal attention!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 9176 each

Group of 2

USD 4413 each

Group of 3

USD 4413 each

Group of 4

USD 4413 each

Group of 5

USD 4413 each

Group of 6

USD 4413 each

Group of 7

USD 4413 each

Group of 8

USD 4413 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Included: - Assistance with climbing permit procedure. - All the transfers in private vans. - Mule transportation of the equipment. - All the meals during the expedition (except in Mendoza). - All shared equipment for the expedition (tents, stoves, etc.). - Complete base camp services (meals, accommodation, etc.). - Permanent VHF radio communication. - Access to solar panel and satellite phone (extra cost). - Daily dispatches to TCE news page. - First aids kits and pulse oximeter for daily updates during acclimatization progress. - Medical oxygen. Meals in Mendoza and drinks in and Penitentes are not Included in the price.


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