Nevado Aconcagua

Aconcagua
Mountain & Summit Stats

Altitude: 6,962m.
Duration: 13D/12N
Route: Normal – North face
Difficulty: Non-technical & No risk of Avalanche.
Requirements: Good physical condition and recommended prior experience at altitude.
Summit success: About 50%
Threats: Biggest threat is the cold (-20 to -30c) and altitude.
Summit Season: Mid-November – February

History

Aconcagua Mountain is a part of the Andes mountain range, located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The summit is located just 15 kilometres away from the international border with Chile. Thus it is one of the Seven Summits (the highest mountains in each of the seven continents).

Following then; with a good climate, you’ll be able to enjoy an incredible 360° view from the summit that you’ll never forget.

After all the work you put into the summit; you’ll view infinite mountain ranges, white fields and glaciers, including the stunning peaks of Cerro Mercedario and Cerro Tolosa.

Mountaineering

Aconcagua is a non-technical climb, it is important that you have some experience in mountain adventure but this is a great climb for those wanting further experience at high-altitude before heading to Nepal for example.

The logistics are setup as such that Mules will carry the expedition equipment & they are not loaded with more than 30-40kg. From Base Camp 1 to Base Camp 3 (Day 9 onwards), you will be required to carry your own equipment and around 7kg of group equipment also. For additional porters to carry your personal equipment, you can hire these from us. A porter will carry a maximum 15kg limit of your gear.

As a result; there is an option to extend the route for a couple of days to add more time for acclimatisation along the trail. A lot depends on your own personal fitness and your ability at altitude.

Experience
Good aerobic fitness & health, previous high-mountain experience and altitude acclimatization is required.

Climb Highlights
– Summit the Highest Peak in the Andes
– Trek in and out of the Horcones Valley
– Stay at the base camp at Plaza de Mulas to acclimatise before summiting

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