Aconcagua

Anconcagua

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Aconcagua, which translates as “Stone Sentinel,” is 22,841 ft., making it the highest mountain in the Americas and the highest mountain outside of Asia. This spectacular mountain is surrounded by numerous peaks over 20,000 ft. The surrounding lowlands (up to 13,000 ft.) consist of beautiful desert landscapes with a large diversity of flora and fauna. Aconcagua, one of the 7 summits, is a beautiful and remote expedition. 

Your trip on Aconcagua will be either be via the Normal Route or the Vacas Valley Polish Variation. The Polish Vacas Variation Route on the east side of the mountain sees less traffic, is a much more aesthetic approach, and provides the opportunity to traverse the mountain. The Normal Route is shorter, somewhat less demanding, and has a porter package built in to the ascent. Aconcagua is a fully guided ascent, led by American guides who climb the mountain with you.  Alpine Ascents is one of the few guiding companies that offer this type and level of support.

Physical conditioning

Details below provided by Alpine Ascents International (AAI).

This climb requires strength and endurance. Being in sound physical condition is the single most important aspect for this high-altitude climb. An ascent of Aconcagua by either of these routes requires minimal technical skills, but does require excellent physical condition and good backpacking and camping skills. 

 

 

 

Elevation:

22,841 feet

Guide service:

Alpine Ascents International (AAI)

Fundraising Total:

$15,000 USD