Aconcagua, located in the heart of the Argentine-Chilean Central Andes, rising to 22,834 feet, is the 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 used to offer four, now three different routes on Aconcagua: our pristine Guanacos Valley Traverse Route which is currently closed, our New Ameghino Valley / Upper Guanacos Traverse Route, and our Polish Glacier Route - a classic technical glacier climb.