|Mountain:||Aconcagua (6 962 m / 22 831 ft)|
|Activity level:||Challenging/ Tough|
|Elevation:||6 962 m / 22 841 ft|
|Expenses:||from$ 4 600|
Polish Variation, False Polish Glacier
|Type of Climb:||
Snow & Ice & Rock
South America, Argentina: (Mendoza)
|First Ascent:||Please update|
6 962m / 22 841 ft
4 511m / 14 800 ft
15 Nov-28 Feb;
Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
Move from Penitentes to Punta de Vacas.
From Penitentes it usually takes about 15 minutes by car/bus to Punta de Vacas, where you will begin your three-day, 30-mile trek into Plaza Argentina, which serves as Base Camp for most expeditions. Mules will carry your loads so you can enjoy the trek without heavy backpack. On the approach, you’ll walk through green desert valleys dramatically enclosed between the mountains of the Andes. Sometimes you’ll see wildlife, such as condors or guanacos.
Trek to intermediate camp.
During the first half of the approach, your objective will remain hidden by the nearby mountains. However, at the end of the second day, the stunning east face of Aconcagua will be dramatically revealed.
Arriving at Base Camp.
On the final day of the trek to Base Camp, you’ll cross the Vacas River in the morning, then ascend up the Relinchos Valley, for a steeper and more challenging day of trekking. You’ll set up your camp and say goodbye to the mules and Arrieros that transported your gear.
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