Cerro Aconcagua (6960m) is particularly impressive, rising 1000m above its neighbours and visible from the Pacific coast 100 kilometers away. Our itinerary allows optimum time for fitness and acclimatisation before attempting the 'normal route'. While the technical climbing challenges are not formidable, the combination of altitude, frequent changes of weather and the need to complete up to 12 hours of sustained climbing on summit day ensures that few ascents are straightforward. Our Argentinian mountaineering guides, who have climbed and led over 60 expeditions on Aconcagua, ensure your best chances of success.
|DAY 1||Join Mendoza|
|DAY 2||Drive to Puente del Inca, gain first views of the South Face of Aconcagua|
|DAYS 3/5||Commence trek to Base Camp (4200m), source of Relinchos River|
|DAY 6||Rest day, acclimatisation|
|DAYS 7/8||To Camp 1 (5000m) – load carry return to Base Camp, rest day|
|DAY 9||Ascend to Camp 1, overnight|
|DAY 10||Load carry to Camp 2 (5800m), return to Camp 1|
|DAY 11||Ascend to intermediary camp on Ameghino Col (5400m)|
|DAY 12||Ascend to Camp 2, overnight|
|DAYS 13/17||Option to establish Camp 3 (5900m) or summit attempt direct from Camp 2|
|DAY 18||Descend to Base Camp|
|DAY 19||Contingency day|
|DAYS 20/21||Return to trail head, transfer to Mendoza|
|DAY 22||In Mendoza, trip concludes|
Wild Women on Top had the most extra ordinary expedition to Mt Aconcagua with World Expeditions! Angel Armesto's passion, experience, commitment and ability to guide safely on a challenging high altitude expedition was superb. Thanks for connecting us with such a remarkable man on such a fantastic adventure.