Aventuras Patagonicas on Aconcagua

Aventuras Patagonicas on Aconcagua

International Expeditions and Climbing Guide Service

Aconcagua

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the world outside of Asia
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the world outside of Asia

Located in the heart of the Argentine-Chilean Central Andes, rising to 22'834 feet, is the, making it also the highest peak in the Western hemisphere. This phenomenal mountain, with its impressive rock and ice faces, suits its native Inca name well: "Ackon Cahuac" or "Stone Sentinel". Our approach involves 40 kilometers / 25 miles of colorful, spectacular, high desert scenery. We will have muleteers, or "arrieros" transport our gear to our 14,000-foot Base Camp.

We are constantly surrounded by 21,000-foot peaks, providing us with a formidable view of the Central Andes. We will climb in traditional expedition style using multiple camps en route. This approach allows us adequate time to acclimatize to the low oxygen environment, and to wait out stormy weather if necessary. Our goal is to get everyone safely to the top! We have offered four, now we offer three different routes on Aconcagua: our pristine Guanacos Valley Traverse Route that is presently closed, our New Ameghino Valley / Upper Guanacos Traverse Route, and our Polish Glacier Route - a classic technical glacier climb, and our Normal Route with porters.

Our Guanacos Valley Traverse Route and our Ameghino Valley / Upper Guanacos Traverse Route are not technically difficult, although high altitude, cold temperatures, and strong winds make this climb very challenging. Participants must be in excellent physical condition, able to carry a heavy pack, and have basic mountaineering skills. Participants on the Polish Glacier Expedition must have previous high altitude and technical climbing experience, since this beautiful route offers steep snow and ice climbing at extreme altitude

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