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Aconcagua

Aconcagua Overview

COUNTRY: Argentina
MAX. ALTITUDE: 6962m
CATEGORY: Mountaineering
DIFFICULTY:
P5
T3

Climb Aconcagua it is one of 360 Expeditions’ most challenging and rewarding experiences. Aconcagua is generally recognised as the highest trekking peak in the world and is the highest mountain outside the Himalayas. The mountain is technically straightforward, but crosses over into the realms of a high altitude mountaineering expedition by virtue of its enormous size, length of climbing days and the extremes of ice and weather conditions found on it.

Aconcagua is climbed expedition-style, whereby we do a lot of load-carrying ourselves, and we operate very much as a team of climbers. Climbers must be both physically and mentally prepared for an experience that can test them to the limit. Starting from the pleasant city of Mendoza, situated in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, climbing Aconcagua is a mountain expedition of many contrasts.

The trek in is through a wide arid valley and features a visit to the mighty South Face of the mountain, whilst Base Camp (Plaza de Mulas) has all the facilities of home and is a great place to prepare for the hard work on the mountain above. From Base Camp we begin carrying loads to Camps 1, 2 and 3 above us so we are acclimatised and provisioned for our summit day. We have 18 days from arrival at base camp to the summit, and we include an ascent of nearby Bonette peak (5,100m) both for the magnificent views and to aid acclimatisation.

 

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05 Mar 2015
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