Aconcagua Climbing – Glorious Mount Aconcagua

Aconcagua Argentina is the highest peak in South America and the Highest Mountain in the world outside of Asia. With these parameters, it is included in the circuit called “Siete Cumbres” or “Seven Summits” (which consists of climbing the highest peaks of each continent).

We understood that if the physical state allows an expedition to Aconcagua, it cannot remain pending; here is one of our references. It is located in Argentina in the Province of Mendoza at a longitude of 69º 59′ West and a latitude of 32º 39′ South. The origin of the name Aconcagua derives from the Aymará, Kon-Kawa (Mount Nevado).

The Araucanas, in Chile, gave it the same name as the river they called Aconca-Hue (it comes from the other side). The Aconcagua meaning “Stone Sentinel” comes from the Quechua Akon-Kahuak. Ascending this beautiful Mountain, you can appreciate the neighboring peaks, and it is an excellent way to experience a dazzling view of the spectacular Mountains of the Andes Mountains.

It is a mountain that offers a diversity of exciting routes for climbers of all abilities.

The normal or northern route physically presents a reasonably demanding ascent that incorporates mountaineering logistics on a large mountain. The Aconcagua route through the Los Polacos Glacier is a climb with altitude and of moderate difficulty for the intermediate climber. This climb requires knowledge of ice techniques and, at the same time, provides good training and experience in height for those who want to try themselves in the Himalayas. Regardless of the route option, the high altitude and potentially extreme weather challenge the climber on the challenging ascent of Aconcagua.

Excellent physical condition, proper acclimatization, good logistical service, and the excellence and reliability of experienced guides increase everyone’s chances for success.

Indeed, Mount Aconcagua is the “Roof of America” ​​and measures 6962 meters, a height that corrects the previous mark of 6959 that persists as an indicative sign on National Route 7 at the point of the viewpoint.

In Argentina, Aconcagua also holds the record for being the highest Mountain outside the Asian continent where the Himalayan giants are.

It borders the Valle de las Vacas and the West and South with the Valle de Los Horcones Inferior to the north and east. The Mountain has several glaciers, the most important are the northeastern or Polish glacier and the eastern or English glacier. The view of these photographs are towards precisely the first of these, these being one of the most fearsome and difficult routes to climb along with the south wall.

It is located within the Aconcagua Provincial Park, and it is a mountain much frequented by mountaineers from all over the world, this year again, the influx of visitors has set a new record: more than 8000 permits to ascend.

Geological studies place the elevation of Aconcagua 200-280 million years ago. It is debated whether it comes from the Araucano Aconca-Hue or the Quechua Ackon Cahuak. This last name means “Stone Sentinel”.