AconcaguaAltitude 6,959m/22,830ft » Duration 22 Days » Grade 1C
The world's highest trekking peak and the second highest of the Seven Summits[more]
Summit of Mt Aconcagua, February 2010 Photo: © James Wells
IntroductionOf the Seven Summits, Aconcagua is the second highest and one of the most technically straightforward to climb. It is generally regarded to be the highest trekking peak in the world and can be climbed by fit hikers without roped climbing experience.
However, even the normal Horcones route is a very arduous ascent due to the scale of the mountain, its considerable altitude and the unpredictable weather. Our teams follow an itinerary that provides additional acclimatisation days and climbs Bonete Peak (5,004m), whilst maintaining three days for the summit bid. Aconcagua is an enormously high mountain and the longer you spend acclimatising, the better your chances of reaching the summit. If you do need to sit out bad weather in the top camp on Aconcagua, it is easier to do so having arrived feeling strong from being better acclimatised. This itinerary works well, with our team members achieving a higher than average success rate... read more
Aconcagua 2014-15 Early Booking Discount - booking early helps us a great deal. Therefore, there is an early booking discount on 2014-2015 expeditions, tapered as follows (for the first 4 people to book each trip): £200 off if booked in January or February 2014, £150 off if booked in March 2014, and £100 off if booked in April 2014.
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Experience RequiredAconcagua is not a trek, it is a mountaineering expedition. The expedition is graded 1C to reflect this. Although it is a non-technical ascent, at just under 7,000 metres, it is a long and extremely tiring climb at altitude.
To join this expedition and have a good chance of success you need:
Team CompositionThe Jagged Globe leader is supported by at least 2 English speaking Argentinian mountain guides... read more.
There are 12 places available on each expedition.
Expedition ItineraryDay 1: Fly London to Mendoza... read more
Pre-Expedition MeetingPrior to our introductory-level expeditions, we host a Pre-Expedition Weekend in North Wales... read more
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