Every summer (at least in Argentina), a few hundred of international mountaineers begin their journey to the basecamps of Aconcagua, hoping to get a chance of successfully climb the highest peak on the western hemisphere. Plaza de Mulas − Aconcagua’s basecamp on the Normal Route − is the second-largest basecamp in the world, following closely to Everest Basecamp. Plaza de
According to most dictionary definitions, a briefing is a meeting at which information or instructions are given to people, especially before they do something. To us, our Aconcagua Expedition briefing is more than that. First of all, it’s the first contact between our climbers and the guides and company staff. Before that, most of the information is just an exchange
Aconcagua is located in Argentina, in a province called Mendoza. A bustling city of wide, leafy avenues, many squares to spend some time, and cosmopolitan cafes. Mendoza is a deeply nice place called “The Land of the Sun and the Good Wine” because it is sunny most of the time, it rarely rains, and it is one of the main
When is the best time of year to climb Aconcagua? Summit attempts are permitted from mid-November until the last days of February, due to the extremely harsh weather conditions such as low temperature and intense snowfalls starting in autumn until early spring. The trekking permits to enter the park (to the base camps only) are given until Easter. The High
AMG is the first company in the Aconcagua Park. Those small cities that we call basecamps are being assembled according to schedule, to make sure that everything is perfect when our expeditions and trekkers arrive. Brand new wood floors, more tents and a revamped logistic to ensure a great season for all our guests from all over the world.
Aconcagua park is open from November 20th, 2018 to February 20th, 2019. We’ve already organized 20 scheduled expeditions to climb Aconcagua between those dates. Last season the summit success rate of our teams was 84%. We’re very proud of this! What date is the best one for you? And what route will you take? Join us and enjoy an unforgettable
‘Somewhere in your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view!’
Headlamps – Whenever you try to climb a mountain, a headlamp is primary. To climb Aconcagua, we suggest you bring a modern outdoor LED headlamp offering 90-200 lumens of output, fresh, installed batteries plus spare batteries. Weather-resistant models are strongly preferred. Write us for more information: https://aconcaguamountainguides.com/
AMG has 3 well-established base camps run by an experienced and conscientious bilingual staff allowing us to provide a very high level of comfort and care. It is important to have a good place to rest and eat nutritious meals before heading up the mountain. Our staff takes great pride in providing these services. All base camps are fully equipped
We can guarantee it’s extremely variable, shifting from sunny mornings with mild winds to strong blizzards. So, in this post, we will try to describe as clearly as possible how the weather is like in the different altitudes of our expedition program to conquer Mt. Aconcagua summit. Read more about Aconcagua weather in the full article.