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Mount Aconcagua

Mount Aconcagua

Mt Aconcagua  with the height of 6962m, in Argentina near its border with Chile, and the tallest mountain in South America continent. Not only that, the mountain has several other distinctions such as:

  • It’s the highest mountain in the western and southern hemispheres
  • It’s the tallest mountain outside of the Himalayas &
  • It’s the second tallest mountain among the 7-Summits, after Mt.Everest

The climb of Mt.Aconcagua is a fantastic experience. One gets to see the best of the South American cultures and an imposing extreme high altitude climb that is a few meters short of 7000m. This peak often serves as a penultimate peak before one can climb the mighty 8000m peaks.

who can

Climb?

Climbing Mt.Aconcagua is an extremely challenging peak that tests the climber in all aspects. Though a non-technical climb, the sheer altitude of the peak along with the extreme high winds and rocky terrain, poses a challenge like no other.
To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of pre-requisites that are required to climb Mt.Aconcagua:
Physical Fitness:
Climbers are expected to have an exceptional level of physical fitness. Consistent, structured training specific to mountaineering over a period of 8-12 months will be an absolute requirement for anyone looking to climb this peak. One must be able to trek 6-8 hrs comfortably carrying a backpack weighing 10-15 kgs.
Mountaineering Experience:
Prior mountaineering experience will be essential for climbing Mt.Aconcagua. It is required by the climbers to have done several high altitude treks /climbs (3000m-5000m) before attempting this peak. For those who have already done a 6000m peak, will have an added advantage. Climebers are expected to be well versed in layering, acclimatization, camp-life & ability to stay in an alpine environment for 3-4 weeks.

Please check out our ‘Training’ page for custom programs for your climbs.

Itinerary

Arrival in Medoza
We shall receive you at the airport in Mendoza (760m) and transfer to the hotel. Our guide will meet you at the hotel and brief you about the upcoming climb. You will spend the reminder of the time by visiting the local places of interest. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Drive to Penitentes Today we get on a 3-hr drive to Penitentes (2580m), a mountain village. Post lunch, we shall go on a short acclimatisation hike. Overnight stay in Lodge.
Hiking Period to Base Camp
Post an early breakfast, we take quick drive from the lodge to be dropped off at the trailhead at Horcones Valley. From here we start our 3-4hr long hike to reach our first camp at Confluencia (3390m). The next morning we take an acclimatization hike to 4050m and return to Confluencia. On day 5 we hike to the base camp at Plaza de Mulas (4350m)
Rest & Load Ferry to Camp – 1
Today we take a complete day-off to allow our body to rest and recover from the hiking of the past few days. On Day-7 we go on an acclimatization hike to the nearby hill of Cerro Bonete (5004m). On Day-8 We carry the gear to Plaza Canadá (5050 m), our high camp. We drop the gear and return to the base camp, with the total time of 3-4hrs.
Rest Day
Rest day in Plaza de Mulas.
Move to Camp – 2
We hike from Plaza de Mulas – Plaza Canadá (5050 m), which take about 3-4 hrs.
Climb to Camp – 3
The climb from Plaza Canadá to Nido de Cóndores (5560 m) will take about 3-4 hrs with a heavy packs of 18-20 kg.
Climb to Camp – 4
The hike from Nido de Cóndores to Cólera (5970 m) will take about 3-4 hrs.
Summit Day
Summit day! We take an early start to reach the summit and back. It will take a total time of 8-12 hrs.
Reserve Days & Return to Base Camp
Reserve days are allotted for any inclement weather. We descend in about 2-4hrs from Camp-4 Cólera, all the way down to the base camp at Plaza de Mulas.
Descend to Horocones and Drive to Hotel
We start our trekn from Plaza de Mulas to Horcones valley, lasting about 6-7 hrs. This is followed by a 3-4 hour drive to the hotel.
Drop off at Air Port.

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    Safety

    Safety is the highest priority in our expeditions. When we say safety, we just don’t mean climbing. Right from the food you eat at our camps, to all the tiny pieces of rope & hardware, & our mountain/expedition guides are the best in class. All these will ensure the safest climbing experience.

    Guide / Sherpa

    Our Mountain Guides are of the finest in the region. They form the backbone of all our expeditions. Highly experienced, they bring all of it to your table, so that you’ll enjoy the best of climbing experience on the big mountains.

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    Honestly, it’s an open secret that the above two aspects of safety and hospitality have been propelling our clients to the top of every summit. With over 90 summits to Everest and another 200 summits covering all the 7-Summits, we let the numbers speak our success.

    Base Camp Services

    Our base camp services across the globe are unrivaled! For us, a base camp is a “Home away from home”. Whether you’re from the west or the east, we ensure that we serve you your native food on a daily basis. With a host of custom packages to choose from, we’re certain that you will not miss the comfort of your home!

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    Exclusive Doctor

    An experienced high altitude medical doctor is always with us during every expedition to Mt.Everest. He/she is always available at the Base Camp/ Advanced Base Camp for any medical related concern, however small the condition is. Well, in the mountains it’s the small things that matter the most!

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    Weather Forecast

    The weather plays the single most important factor on your probability of reaching the summit. We have 3 independent weather forecasts from the most reliable weather forecasters that ensure that we pick the most safest weather window for your summit attempt.

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