Mules Square 4,260mts. to Piedras Conway 4,600mts.
From this point you ascend a steep zig-zag ascent over a wide haul up the west face of the hill until you reach the ridge of the north face, from where another zigzagging ascent begins, reaching Piedras Conway. This place is protected from the wind, where you can take a break.
Conway 4,600mts. to Plaza Canada 4,800mts.
Time.1:30 to 2 hours.
It begins with a traverse to the Northwest until you reach the foot of a large rocky outcrop. From above, continuing to the west, follow the path that leads to another ledge, Plaza Canada, where you can go up to the right.
It should be noted that from Piedras Conway to the East, continuing to the left, follows another path that leads directly to Cambio de Pendiente.
Canada Square 4,800mts. a Change of slope 5,200mts. Aconcagua 360 Route
Weather. 1:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
You leave in a northwesterly direction taking the left until you reach some rocks that protrude from the ground, from there you have to make a series of steep zigzags until a decrease in the slope of the land (Change of slope). It is an ideal place to set up camp.
Change of slope 5,200mts. to Nido de Cóndores 5,300mts.
Weather. 1 to 1:30 a.m.
From Change of slope, two alternatives can be followed. One, which goes directly to Nido de Cóndores. Generally it is with snow where the straight line is marked by the transit of the mountaineers.
The other, in a southeasterly direction, follows a zigzag trail that ends in an old refuge called Antarctica Argentina (abandoned). Then follows a long journey to the Northeast.
Nido de Cóndores, spacious but very unprotected, only has some rocky sectors that serve as protection against the wind that at this point can manifest itself with violence.
Small partially frozen lagoons can be seen from which water can be extracted, although care must be taken as they are not always clean. From this camp, in addition to observing several neighboring peaks.
Nest of Condors 5,300mts. to Berlin 5,850mts.
Weather. 2 to 4 hours.
Leaving to the East, you reach a small rocky strip, which you circle on the left side until you reach the top and thus return to the South, until you find a winding path and then go below another large vertical rocky strip.
This is surrounded by the left, heading East until reaching a small zigzag that then returns again to the South. In traverse you ascend to the top of this rocky section, and thus be located in the Berlin camp.
This site has two small shelters that admit up to 4 people each (Plantamura and Libertad). If you follow about 30mts. higher up is a third with greater capacity (Berlin). From this camp most climbers attempt the summit.
Berlin 5,850mts. to Independence Shelter 6,400mts.
Weather. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aconcagua Treks
Leaving Berlin in an easterly direction, up to a rocky strip that you pass to the right in a south-easterly direction, a steep traverse is made that leads to some walls. White Rocks 6,050mts. Then we continue in the direction of a small, very windy hill, towards the Southeast until another rocky sector, called Piedras Negras 6,200mts.
Continue on the journey until you start another series of zigzags that lead to the top of a small hill, where the Independencia Refuge (abandoned) is located.
From here you can see the footprint that comes from the base of the Polacos glacier to continue along the Falso Polacos route from Plaza Argentina. It is also possible to see the valley that comes from the Alta Vieja ravine, which leaves Plaza Guanacos.
Elena Refuge 5,970 meters.
The Elena refuge was inaugurated on January 1, 2011 in the camp known as “Plaza Cólera” at 5970 meters above sea level, which allows, in case of rescues and emergencies, to be able to access from there both mountaineers who go to the North or Normal Route as well as the increasingly busy Route of the Polish Glacier
Independence Refuge 6,400mts. to the Summit 6962 meters.
Weather. 4 to 8 a.m.
at 30 meters From the Independencia shelter in a southwesterly direction, you pass through a pass called Portezuelo del viento where there may be days with winds that make transit impossible. Once you have passed this portezuelo, you enter crossings to the right in a Southwest direction, until you reach the For the descent, half the time spent on the ascent is normally calculated. However, exhaustion often causes this time to lengthen, so it is necessary to anticipate its duration while ascending. You have to be careful when going down the Gran Canaleta, it is misleading because it appears to be near Nido de Cóndores or Cambio de Pending. It is important to find the descent trail and turn right towards the Northeast to get back to the Independencia refuge, which is on the eastern side of the mountain. Then you have to keep left North direction to get to the Berlin camp.