Take the bus to Puente del Inca or Penetentes. Logistic support for expeditions and professional high mountain guides. Yet it is surprisingly free of snow and ice, and experienced hikers can reach the roof of the Americas without technical expertise. You must go to Mendoza Argentina in person to get your climbing permit. The prize is waiting for us, a 360° view and the experience of overcoming, that you only finally understand once you reach it.
Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival in the town of Mendoza. Fly to either Santiago Chile then Mendoza Argentina. Neither doctors nor park rangers are available during this period. There has been a few interesting discoveries high on Aconcagua and surrounding peaks that suggest the Inca people were inclined to climb very high on these mountains. Physical fitness, as mentioned above, is no guarantee against developing altitude sickness. Day 15: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Tour Information: Season: January Difficulty: 5. Author Harry Kikstra has summited twice, and explains in detail how to climb Mount Aconcagua by the main trekking routes Normal and Polish Traverse , as well as giving a useful summary on the technical Polish Glacier route. Really enjoyed the book, inspirational and very practical without over playing the danger factor. . There is a private transport waiting for us to take us to the hotel in Mendoza City. High altitudes are stressful on the body, and lack of oxygen up high can produce slightly debilitating effects, such as fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, nausea, and a drunken gait. Long Trekking 7 days Short Trekking 3 days.
Make sure to hydrate yourself regularly, drinking 4 to 5 liters nalgene bottles of water per day; camelbacks can be mountain companions because of their convenient water portability. To reduce loading time, resolution is limited in these extracts, but all photographs are printed at top quality in our books. Stay on the left side as you enter camp many loose bolders make there way down on the right side. On route to Plaza Argentina Polish Glaciar the river has to be passed at least twice. This will also nessisitate you drinking more fluids to compensate. Yet it is surprisingly free of snow and ice, and experienced hikers can reach the roof of the Americas without technical expertise.
Mules are not allowed into the park between 16th of March and 15th of November. Day 07 · Carry equipment and food to Camp 1 — Altitude: 4. Total Time, base camp +Southern summit + Northern summit + Base camp : 14 hours. Off —season from March 16 to November 14 access to the Aconcagua Park is no longer free. If i already did the mountain, is it useful to buy it? You can also get white gaz easily. This was in January of 1981.
There is a good chance that you will have all meat and dairy products from your expedition food confiscated upon entering Chile. Whether they reached the top is unknown but the below passage demonstrates that they did indeed enjoy time at high altitude. Unfortunately, sometimes the huge amount of information available online is a curse rather than a blessing: many websites just do not seem to bother with proper organization of content they offer. On the 12th day we make a bid for the summit. This is a book that truly can and should be included in the backpack.
Day 4: Acclimatization hike from Confluencia to Plaza de Francia 4200m from which the fantastic views of the South Face 2700m high open up. This has been dropped for U. This was my intended route, but partially due to the advice Harry gave. Passport or Identity Card required. It is very cold now -21 Celcius at the summit with wind chill making it -34. Eén van de redenen om het aan te schaffen.
From Camp 2 at the foot of the glacier, traverse directly to White Rocks and head down. Avoiding Altitude sickness Tent at Camp 2You should be prepared for the possible onset of altitude sickness. Aconcagua is often underestimated which has resulted in serious injuries and death, mostly on the normal route. In January 7-10, 2008 the Caneleta had hardpacked snow with some icey sections that was easily cramponed making the top section much quicker in relative terms. It lies just 15km from the Chilean border. A camp is also possible at White rocks, approx 19,900 feet. T High Intensity Interval Training.