Overview

Expedition Name(s) New Year on the top ...     Group Size: 3
Alternative Name(s): New Year on the top of Andes, Pionner´s route     Activity Type: Mountaineering
Mountain name: Aconcagua     Activity Level: Challenging
Mountain Range: Andes     Price: $ 0
Route Name:     Duration: 12 days
Country: Argentina     Dates: 23 December 2016 - 04 January 2017

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Some people prefer to celebrate New Year Eve at home, and some - by actively traveling. We decided to celebrate this New Year Eve at the highest point of South America - the very top of Mount Aconcagua, almost 7000 meters above sea level. Follow our expedition on Mountain Planet and get updates - it won't be boring, we promise...... Read more

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  • 1
    Day 1
  • 8 000 m / 26 247 ft
  • 418 m / 1 371 ft

From the Horcones Park Entrance, where we will get our permits checked at the Ranger station. Here our personal equipment will be picked up by the mules. They will transport it to base camp Plaza de Mulas. Carrying only a day pack we head off to Camp Confluencia by walking 4 or 5 hours. Overnight in Confluencia.

  • 2
    Day 2
  • 20 000 m / 65 617 ft
  • 882 m / 2 894 ft

Approach from Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas. After 8-9 hours hiking across “Playa Ancha” and climbing up through a very steep path, we reach Plaza de Mulas, the biggest base camp in Aconcagua Park.

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Gear list
45 elements (34 brands)

Created: Sergey Kofanov

Last update: 16 Dec 2016

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