On all of our expeditions we climb by the quieter eastern side joining the normal route high on the mountain. From the Plaza Argentina base camp at 4200m the eastern route on Aconcagua involves a couple of hard days up over scree to a high camp at the foot of the Polish Glacier at 5900m. From here the normal route is joined, leading over scree and snowfields to the summit. This ascent is suitable for anyone with several years mountain walking experience and previous experience of extended wilderness camping. Winter skills, such as the use of an ice-axe and crampons are not normally necessary. On each expedition we will have an option to climb to the summit by the Polish Glacier (provided we have sufficient clients interested and conditions are OK) from the same high camp at 5900m. This option is suitable for anyone with very good fitness and some winter climbing experience, or very experienced winter or Alpine walkers. We make no extra charge for Polish glacier ascents. Before going to Aconcagua we make a short trip to the beautiful Cordon del Plata where there will be a chance to climb some of the smaller peaks in the range (up to 4500-5000m) as training peaks for our ascent of Aconcagua. We have run over twenty-five successful Aconcagua trips since 1995. Many of these have sold out, sometimes by as early as May, so book soon for these ones if you want to be sure of a place. Day 1-2 Flight via Buenos Aires to Mendoza Day 3 In Mendoza Day 4-8 Cordon del Plata Day 9 Rest in Mendoza Day 10-12 Trek to Plaza Argentina base camp Day 13-22 Ascent of Aconcagua (6959m) Day 23-24 Trek out to Punta de Vacas Day 25-26 Return to Mendoza and home
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $5,542 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.
The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.
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