PRE – ACCLIMATIZATION | Climbing Aconcagua
Pre-acclimatization consists on arriving some days before your expedition’s program starts.
We, together with you, will plan a program to take you to mountains over 4,000m, so that you can start the pre-acclimatization process.
This is how it works. If you expose your body to high altitude, it will start making the necessary adaptations to the point of getting the right acclimatization.
An average person is usually 80% acclimatized to the high altitude in around 12 days, so that he can properly climb Mount Aconcagua. Our scheduled expedition program takes into consideration this time before starting the ascent to the summit. But, if you are not sure you can accomplish it, the best option is to extend this period with just a few days of anticipation before the beginning of the expedition. In this way, you will considerably reduce your chance of being affected by AMS, which is the main reason why many climbers cannot complete their ascent to Aconcagua.
To perform a pre-acclimatization process means that you will improve the mechanisms of your body to deliver oxygen to the muscles, the recovery time after physical activity (you will sleep better) and your performance in the mountain, which is the main reason behind this program.
Our pre-acclimatization programs are at least 2 or 3 days long.
Do not hesitate to contact us to get more information.