CLIMB TO THE HIGHEST PEAK OF ANDES
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ll our groups will be accompanied by one of our certified mountain guide

From 1st to 21st of February 2020

Polish Glacier side – Crossing on the normal route
Mt Aconcagua, the highest peak of the Americas, is located in Argentina province of Mendoza, in the west part of the country at the latitude of Santiago de Chile.

The climb through the Polish route on the northern side is not particularly difficult but is not to be underestimated because of the altitude and atmospheric conditions.The length and the altitude require excellent physical shape, a good acclimatization and good endurance, as well as practice in the use of ice axe and crampons.The area is a meeting point of drafts with different origin that create sudden and violent wind storms, bringing down the temperature to the lowest values even in the hottest seasons.

Travel Program

1stDay

International flight

Departing from Milan Malpensa

2ndDay

Santiago - Mendoza

Arrival to Mendoza. Transfer to the city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

3rdDay

Mendoza - Puente del Inca

Morning dedicated to the preparation of materials, obtaining permits and purchase of food. In the afternoon, transfer by bus to Penitetes. Accommodation at the hotel

4thDay

Puente del Inca - Punta de Vacas m 2600 – Lenas Hut m 3100

Beginning of trekking rising gently along Rio de los Vacas.
Ascent: about 500 m, 4/5 hours.

5thDay

Lenas Hut – Casa di Pietras Hut m 3800

Today, very long and flat walk always following Rio de los Vacas.
Ascent: about 800 m, 6/7 hours.

6thDay

Casa di Pietras Hut - Plaza Argentina m 4100 (Base Camp)

Today we’ ll turn to the left to take the valley that rises to the Base Camp.
Ascent: about 300 m, 5/6 hours.

7thDay

Plaza Argentina

Acclimatization day at the base camp

8th-16thDay

Days dedicated to acclimatization , the set up of high camps and the climb to the summit

The climb will take place on the first part of Polish Glacier and then through the Normal route. Before the attempt to the summit we' ll have to provide to the set up of the high camp, transporting all the necessary materials. All climbers must climb up and down several times to get a good acclimatization..

17thDay

Plaza Argentina

Rest day

18thDay

Plaza Argentina - Lenas Hut

Beginning of the return trekking.
1000m downhill , 8 hours

19thDay

Lenas Hut – Mendoza

Long day of return partly walking and partly by bus Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Mendoza

20thDay

International flight

Transfer to the airport and international flight

21stDay

Arrival to Milan

Arrival to Milan and come back home.


More details

Equipment and food will be carried by mules to base camp in Plaza Argentina, from there the ascent will continue independently. Climbers will move several times between the base camp and the higher camps to achieve a good acclimatization and to set up the high camps.

The program is subject to some variation due to higher forces


Gallery

Info Ascensione


Difficulties

PD / A little difficult

Skills required

The mountain climb does not present technical difficulties, but the length and the altitude require a good acclimatization and good physical shape

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
21 days 4 6 14/12/2019

Equipements

Expedition equipment. The full list will be provided with the detailed informations

Documents

Passport expiring six months after the date of return

Vaccination

Obligatory vaccinations are not required

Prices

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES : Support and Assistance of an Italian Mountain Guide U.I.A.G.M certified, logistics and on-site services provided by a local agency, transfers to / from airport, domestic transfers by private bus, transport of food and materials to the base camp by mules, entrances in the park, 2 nights B & B in Mendoza, full board throughout the remainder period, overnight stays in tents, tents for high camps, packed lunches, food for high altitude, travel insurance (luggage, medical care, hospitalization and repatriation)

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: International flight Milan - Mendoza, climbing permit (about $ 700), meals in Mendoza, drinks and extras, tips, optional insurance (injury, cancellation etc.), Sleeping bag and personal equipment, everything not specified.