Aconcagua is not just the highest peak in Argentina, but also the tallest mountain in the western and southern hemisphere which of course means that it is one of the Seven Summits. Though not difficult from a technical perspective (as there is no extremely steep or glaciated terrain on the normal route), Aconcagua's ruggedness and fierce weather make it an endurance challenge of a special kind. This is an extremely demanding trip yet suitable for first-time mountaineers as long as they possess a penchant for cold weather and suffering.
About the Route
The Normal Route approaches Aconcagua via the starkly beautiful Horcones Valley, which presents the opportunity for an acclimatization hike to the base of the mountain’s impressive south face - one of the tallest alpine big walls in the world.
Dates & Costs
January 11 - January 30 2020 (all-female team)
November 29 - December 18 2020 (co-ed team)
$4,850 per person (detailed terms)
Includes all in-country transport, meals on the mountain, accommodation in Mendoza & on trail, and logistics support on the mountain. Double occupancy; contact us to discuss the possibility of a single supplement.
Does not include airfare to/from Mendoza, climbing permit (~$750 per person), travel insurance or mandatory rescue insurance, extra hotel nights in town in case of early departure from the mountain, beverages, and personal expenses such as battery charging fees, hot showers on the trail, etc.