|Mountain:||Cerro Bonete (5 074 m / 16 647 ft)|
|Activity level:||Easy/ Moderate|
|Elevation:||4 250 m / 13 944 ft|
|Expenses:||from$ 1 600|
East Ridge, Западное Ребро
|Type of Climb:||
South America, Argentina: (Mendoza)
4 250m / 13 944 ft
824m / 2 703 ft
74km / 46 miles
15 Nov-28 Feb;
Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
Cellular Network: No
Above the base camp the most part of the climbing goes on scree. There are no permanent snow fields on the East Ridge so it's pretty rare you see snow on your way. Mount Bonete has very loose surface so If you are going to climb as a part of a group you better stay closer to each other (no more than 3-5 meters). In this case if someone above you will fall the stone it won't have a time to reach high speed and hurt you. Be very careful and keep your eye on the other group located above you because they also may accidentally provoke the stone fall. Closer to the summit the route become steeper and surrounded by big rocks.
|Base Camp Elevation:||4 250 m / 13 944 ft|
|Summit Camp Elevation:||Please update|
|Accommodation in Base Camp:||Tents only|
|Accommodation above Base Camp:||Both - huts and tents|
|Number of Camps:||Please update|
|Avg. Cost:||1 600 USD|
|Descent Route:||Another Route -Please update|
|Specify descent time:||3 Hour(s)|
2 700 m / 8 858 tf
|Small city near the entrance to the Aconcagua Provincial Park. As a rule climbers have an overnight at Penitentens' hotels before crossing the border of the park.|
2 950 m / 9 678 tf
|Ranger's Station at the entrance of the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Here your climbing permit will be checked by rangers.|
3 368 m / 11 050 tf
|Intermediate Camp located above national park entrance. It has a volley-ball court, tent-cafe and shower. Usually climbers spend a couple of nights here to acclimatize before approaching the Base Camp.|
4 200 m / 13 780 tf
|Base Camp for those who are going to climb Aconcagua South Face.|
Plaza de Mulas
4 250 m / 13 944 tf
|Plaza de Mulas is the biggest base camp in Aconcagua Park. It has some tent-restaurants, Internet-cafes, hot shower service and even a bar that situated by 20 minutes walk in the Refuge "Hotel".|
From the Horcones Park Entrance, where you will get your permits checked at the Ranger station. Here your personal equipment will be picked up by the mules. They will transport it to base camp Plaza de Mulas. Carrying only a day pack you head off to Camp Confluencia by walking 4 or 5 hours. Overnight in Confluencia.
Acclimatization trekking to Plaza Francia. The trek takes about 5 hours until you arrive to Plaza Francia, base camp of the impressive Aconcagua South Wall. This is one of the nicest points of the expedition. Then way back to Camp Confluencia for overnight.
Approach from Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas. After 8-9 hours hiking across “Playa Ancha” and climbing up through a very steep path, you reach Plaza de Mulas, the biggest base camp in Aconcagua Park. In the end of the day most of the climbers will feel the altitude.
Rest day at Plaza de Mulas. The first day in Base Camp is always a rest day and a good occasion to take a bath and explore the local terrain.
Ascent to Mount Bonete (5 074 meters). You’ll awarded a spectacular view of the west face of Aconcagua.
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