FAQ | CLIMBING ACONCAGUA EXPEDITIONS

Before Booking

   
1. HOW DO I CHOOSE AN EXPEDITION COMPANY?
   
2. HOW MUCH DOES AN EXPEDITION TO MOUNT ACONCAGUA COST?
   
3. SHOULD I JOIN A "SCHEDULED EXPEDITION” GROUP?
   
4. HOW MANY DAYS DO I NEED?
   
5. CAN I PRE-ACCLIMATIZE TO PERFORM BETTER AT ALTITUDE?
   
6. WHO WILL ANSWER MY QUESTIONS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER MY BOOKING?
   
7. WHICH ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO MAKE A RESERVATION? WHAT IS THE AMOUNT TO PAY FOR IT?
   
8. DOES ACONCAGUA MOUNTAIN GUIDES OFFER ANY DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS?
   
9. WILL I SAVE MONEY IF I ORGANIZE MY OWN EXPEDITION?
   
10. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN A GROUP?
   
11. WHAT IS THE CLIMBER-TO-GUIDE RATIO?
   
12. WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE EXPEDITION?
   
13. IS THERE ANY AGE LIMIT TO JOIN THE EXPEDITION?
   
14. HOW IS THE DISTRIBUTION OF PEOPLE IN HOTELS AND TENTS IN THE MOUNTAIN?
   
15. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED A SPECIAL DIET?IN THE MOUNTAIN?
   
16. WHAT DOES ACONCAGUA MOUNTAIN GUIDES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MY HEALTH STATUS?
   
17. CAN I JOIN AN EXPEDITION AFTER IT HAS STARTED?
   
18. HOW IS THE EXPEDITION IN TERMS OF DIFFICULTY?
   
19. HOW CAN I KNOW IF I AM TRAINED ENOUGH?
   
20. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO IF I AM INTERESTED IN A TRIP?

Flights

   
21. HOW MUST THE DATES BE WHEN BOOKING MY FLIGHTS?

Equipment

   
22. WHAT CLOTHES MUST I BRING FOR THE EXPEDITION?
   
23. DO I NEED TECHNICAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT?
   
24. WHAT IS THE MOST SUITABLE TYPE OF BAG FOR THE EXPEDITION?
   
25. WHAT TYPE OF BOOTS DO I NEED FOR THIS ACTIVITY?

Before the Departure

   
26. WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MEMBER OF THE EXPEDITION?
   
27. ONCE THE RESERVATION IS PAID, CAN THE COST OF THE TRIP INCREASE?
   
28. CAN I RESERVE EXTRA NIGHTS BEFORE AND AFTER THE EXPEDITION?
   
29. CAN I CHANGE THE DATE OF THE EXPEDITION IF I HAVE AN UNEXPECTED INCONVENIENT?
   
30. WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY EXPEDITION?
   
31. WHAT HAPPENS IF ACONCAGUA MOUNTAIN GUIDES CANCELS MY TRIP?
   
32. SHOULD I BUY ANY TRAVEL INSURANCE?
   
33. ARE TIPS INCLUDED? IF NOT, HOW MUCH IS CUSTOMARY TO TIP?

During the Expedition

   
34. WHAT ARE THE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION IN THE MOUNTAIN?
   
35. WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE WASTE MADE BY THE GROUP DURING THE EXPEDITION?
   
36. WHAT HAPPENS IF WE HAVE BAD WEATHER?
   
37. WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO ABANDON THE EXPEDITION BEFORE ITS ENDING?
   
38. WHO CARRIES THE EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT TO THE HIGH CAMPS?
   
39. WHO PREPARES THE FOOD AND PROVIDES WATER DURING THE EXPEDITION?
   
40. HOW CAN I CHARGE MY CAMERA’S BATTERIES DURING THE EXPEDITION?
   
41. CAN ACONCAGUA MOUNTAIN GUIDES TAKE PHOTOS OF ME AND USE THEM?

After finishing the expedition

   
42. DOES ACONCAGUA MOUNTAIN GUIDES OFFER EXTENSIONS BEFORE AND AFTER THE EXPEDITION?
   
44. WHY IS MY FEEDBACK SO IMPORTANT TO ACONCAGUA MOUNTAIN GUIDES?