Our style for Aconcagua:
Short Trekking (4 days): 37 Km round trip
vertical drop: 1100 mts.
Maximun height: 4050 m.a.s.l
Long Trekking (7 days): 85 Km round trip
vertical drop: 2100 mts.
Maximun height: 5050 m.a.s.l
Expedition to the summit (18 days): 111 Km round trip
vertical drop:4050 mts.
Maximun height: 6962 m.a.s.l
Day 1: Mendoza: Meeting in the city of Mendoza in the morning. Presentation of guides, check of equipment, advice for rent, printing of permits among other lats minutes details. Transfer to the office of Aconcagua Provincial Park for the application and payment of all the permits. Last minute purchases. Transfer to Puente del Inca (2800 masl). Check In in mountain hostel. Rest, short walks, hydration. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Puente del Inca (2800 masl). Breakfast. Rest day. Hydration and good nutrition. Short walks in the area to get to know the surroundings of Puente del Inca. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Confluencia (3300 masl). Breakfast. Presentation of permits and admission to the Aconcagua Provincial Park. First section of the trekking. We pass through the Horcones lagoon where we get the first great view of the Colossus of America, with its impressive and majestic south wall. We cross the bridge over Horcones river and continue to Confluencia camp (3300 masl). Break. Use of domes for meals and meetings. We will use mountain tents to sleep, from here on. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Confluencia (3300 masl). Breakfast. Walk through the area with options between the viewpoint of Plaza Francia (base south wall) or the slopes of Cerro Tolosa. Return in the afternoon, rest and hydration.Preparation for the next day. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl). Breakfast. Walk to the base camp of the normal route, Plaza de Mulas. We will cross the Horcones river to get to Playa Ancha , a long sector that has the appearance of a great flat. Finally there is a continuous ascent through Cuesta Brava. We reach Plaza de Mulas in the afternoon. Rest and hydration. Medical check. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl). Breakfast. Rest day, medical check-up and general controls. Hydration and good nutrition. Short walks in the area to get to know the camp, one of the largest in the world. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Canada-Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl). Breakfast. In acclimatization mode and light, we will ascend to Plaza Canada camp carrying equipment. We will return to Plaza de Mulas. Short walks in the area. New medical check and personal equipment. Dinner and overnight. .
Day 8: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl). Breakfast. New day of rest. Hydration and good nutrition. Short walks in the area to get to know the camp. Dinner and overnight
Day 9: Plaza Canada (4950 masl). Breakfast. First day in which we will spend the night above the base camp.We will ascend by the same road as on day 7. Depending on the availability of water or snow, we will decide whether to stop at Plaza Canadá or Cambio de Pendiente, a little further up.Break. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Plaza Canada (4950 masl). Breakfast. Rest in Plaza Canada with possible carrier to Nido de Condores. Hydration and acclimatization.
Day 11: Nido de Condores (5550 masl). Breakfast. Ascent to Nido de Cóndores camp. So far, in case of emergency and with good weather, helicopters can arrive here. Rest. Dinner and overnight.
Day 12: Nido de Condores (5570 masl). Breakfast. Rest and acclimatization. Correct hydration and medical controls. Lunch, dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Nido de Condores or Berlin (5950 masl). Breakfast. Rest at Nido de Condores or ascent to the highest camp of the normal Aconcagua route, Berlin, at more than 5900 meters. This will be decided depending on how the group is doing. We prepare for the big day with good hydration and nutrition. Going to bed very early.
Day 14: Summit-Berlin or Nido de Cóndores (6962 masl - 5950/5550 masl). Very early, we are ready to start the day we have been waiting for a long time. We ascend to Independencia (6300 masl), then we cross to a cave and begin the final attack by the famous Canaleta to the northern and main peak of the highest mountain in America. Photos and celebration. We start the long descent to the Colera camp. Rest and overnight.
Day 15: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl). Breakfast. Descent to Plaza de Mulas. Rest and recovery. Overnight
Day 16: Horcones (2900 msnm). Descent to Horcones with carrier animals. Transfer to Mendoza city. Check in at hotel. End of the expedition and of our services.
Day 17: Extra day in case of bad weather or final day in Mendoza.
Day 18: Extra day in case of bad weather or final day in Mendoza.
In the unlikely event of an accident or in the case one of the passengers can not continue with the expedition, the procedure we implement in our expeditions is the following:
Ascent permits include the use of the trails, the chemical toilets in the base camps and the medical service also in two camps. It does NOT include evacuation by helicopter.
Represents a unification system, planning and preparation for the ascent of the highest mountain in the American continent.
Photos of our expeditions to the America Colossus
Photos of our expeditions to Aconcagua.
hotel in the city of Mendoza. Hostel in Puente del Inca. Mountain tents.
As long as you are physically fit and you can take previous trekking and mountaineering trips with us or on your own. In case your experience is basic , it is essential that you take a long or two short trip to summits higher than 4000 m.a.s.l.
We will advise you on this. Almost everything can be rented; in Mendoza there is a shop with which we work that rents boots, jackets, pants, goggles, crampons, gloves of third layer,etc. There is equipment that should be purchased as underwear, footwear and trekking clothes, trekking poles, headlamp gloves ,among others.
We do not walk every day. The expedition length is due to the period of acclimatization to the height that our bodies need; there are days when we only rest. The longest days are: the one that goes from Confluencia to the Base Camp Plaza de Mulas, with a 10 hour-walk and the day in which we attempt the summit (up to 20 hours of activity ).
Overnight is in mountain camps in igloo tents, for 2/3 or 4 people.
Tents are included in the service. We also include the dining tent with tables and chairs
18 years old
Between 8 - 12 kilos to the base camp. 15 kilos from the base camp (except on the summit day. That day we will be carrying only water,food and headlamp.
We have a mule carrying the general equipment up to the base camp.
In all our expeditions we provide the meals service ON FULL BOARD
Cold meals/Lunches: Milanesa (tradional Argentine beef cut) and tomato sandwiches, sandwiches, snacks, salads, tapas, etc.
Dinners: Vegetable stews-bacon-red chorizo, chicken and vegetable casseroles, pasta with various sauces or stew, roasted meat, Chaw Fan, chicken with rice , pizzas ....
Breakfasts and snacks: Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino, Mate Cocido, Mate, Milk powder; bread, cookies, jam, honey, dulce de leche; cereals, fruit.
Individual bag with energetic snacks: Nougats, bars, nuts, chocolates, alfajores, candies, others ...
It is necessary to complete the personal / medical file to clarify if you have any special diet
20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya
40% Hasta 8/10 Kilos: Trek-ascenso de ida y vuelta / Vallecitos programas de 3 y 4 días
60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo
80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)
100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice
20% half a day or less with little unevenness.
40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.
60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)
80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.
100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.
20% flat land
40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents
60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.
80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.
100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination
20% We will not be much affected.
40% This is a normal level of attention.
60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.
80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.
100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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