Aconcagua Climbing – Dreams come true

It is vital to know that those who have a diet regulated or reduced in variety, either by choice or by health (celiacs, diabetes, etc.). At altitude, everything is magnified and intensified; the calorie consumption for climbing Aconcagua up. It is gigantic, and therefore, most of these people should have to incorporate mandatory protein supplements. This refers to compulsory consultation with nutritionists who are suitable for high-altitude nutrition.

The statistic of classic vegans who have reached the summit on the Aconcagua Expeditions is very low. The word attitude is rooted in the terms altitude sickness, acute mountain sickness (MAM), Soroche, apunamiento, puna, puna sickness, and several others. The truth is that they all go hand in hand with the word Hypoxia, which is the lack of oxygen that causes the altitude.

The pressure decreases as we go up, affecting the quality and quantity of oxygen since the pulmonary alveoli cannot transport the same amount of oxygen to the blood as normal.

That is why you get off suddenly at the El Alto de La Paz airport (Bolivia). You immediately feel that you are very agitated. Then come headaches, nausea or insomnia, and many other symptoms part of this process called Bad Acute of Mountain. There are several levels in it, the first symptoms, the middle and the serious ones; when the serious ones approach, we are close to contracting the two most dangerous diseases of the altitude: Pulmonary and Cerebral Edema.

The summary indicates that it is necessary to progress calmly, slowly, and conscientiously in the mountain of altitude. This means you have to go up and sleep without making great efforts or great slopes; the recommended thing is usually not to exceed 700/800 meters of unevenness between camps. This can generally be done in the mountains with such geographic possibilities and that the place allows it if protected. In Aconcagua, only one camp exchange cannot comply with this rule along the distance traveled.

Aconcagua climb does not usually last less than 15 days (ideal 18) mainly because of the acclimatization system that must be implemented. From Plaza de Mulas, the method used to go up to the high fields, be it Canada, Cambio de Pendiente, Nido de Condores, Berlin, or Cholera, often is very strategic. That is why companies tend to have different styles and forms to face the final stretch of the expedition. The possibility of getting to know my group a few weeks before, the previous contact with the guides, the team’s assembly in advance, everything can add up to improve the mood. The summit day is the key, in every sense. I can be well acclimatized, well trained, well hydrated, well eaten, and well in everything, but not wholly convinced that I can achieve the goal. Many times it is this aspect that ends up infecting the body and therefore the inner voice that He tells you: “it’s better to come back, those who love you are waiting for you downstairs, why continue any longer if it’s okay up to here, you can come back next summer …”.