ACONCAGUA – 6.962 M

ACONCAGUA – 6.962 M

The Normal Route
High Mountains
Trekking
Mountaineering
Wildlife Observation
Nights in Tent

Code

E02

Region

Central Andes,  Argentina

Duration

19 Days

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26.12.2021

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Introduction

For most of the mountaineers in the world, climbing Mount Aconcagua (6.962 m) is an irresistible goal. This mountain is one of the “7 Summits”, the highest mountains of every continent. This fact makes it a myth among the mountaineering lovers. All this started at the end of the XIX century with the English climber Edward Fitz Gerald who decided to reach “the Roof of America” with his climbing partners Stuart Vines, Nicolas Lanti and the Swiss mountain guide Matthias Zurbriggen. It was Matthias Zurbriggen born in Saas-Fee, who reached the summit in his second attempt on the 14th of January, 1897. More than a hundred years later, this pioneering route is known as “the Normal Route”, and it does not present big technical difficulties for climbing the mountain. Expedition groups from all over the world meet at the base camp called "Plaza de Mulas". Their objective is to reach the highest point on Earth out of the Himalayas, as well as the legendary Zurbriggen did. The excellent acclimatization phase of this program, as well as the great experience of the SPONDYLUS team in Aconcagua should guarantee the success of this wonderful and unique expedition.

Highlights

  • Good South American life style in the wine growing city of Mendoza.
  • Observation of local fauna at the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
  • Approach to the mountain through the Horcones Valley with 2 nights in the Confluencia Camp.
  • Spectacular acclimatization hikes, including an approach to the famous South Face of Aconcagua.
  • Several nights staying at the legendary base camp Plaza de Mulas. Expedition groups from all over the world meet here.
  • Optimal acclimatization by a generous number of leisure and security days.
  • Climb to the Summit with overnight stays in the high camps Canada (4.800 m), Nido de Cóndores (5.550 m) & Cólera (6.000 m).

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