The day before the summit attempt, we had a meeting with the guides in Colera; I think that was the last push the group needed to meet the objective. They told us that the entire Acomara Staff was proud of us. Throughout the expedition, we had been a clear example of overcoming, persevering, and struggling towards a common goal. No one knew if we would reach the summit the next day, but at leas Aconcagua Guided Climb
t we knew that no one was going to blame themselves for anything. Finally, the whole group met the objective, and we reached the highest Summit in America. At the end of the expedition, we treated each other as a family because by living together during so many days with them, fraternal bonds are generated. In the end, it is not only an expedition with strangers, but it ends up being an experience with friends and finding and meeting people who have the same love for the outdoors, learning about people from all over the world who have different customs than mine was unique. Thanks Aconcagua Hike
again to Acomara for fixing everything from start to finish. There were many factors to consider, not just financial, but also preparation, logistics, training, acclimatization, and many other things. Acomara took it upon himself to put all of that together and make it work to make my experience excellent. Acomara is an excellent Aconcagua expedition company, and if I had to go back to Aconcagua, I would do it with them
Without a doubt, climbing Aconcagua is a unique and demanding experience. I would be lying if I told you that it is something simple and that it does not require preparation. The fact that it only takes walking leads some people to incorrectly think that it is something simple.
The training must be gradual and regular, it is useless to start training 1 month before the expedition because the results will not be seen, or at least they will not be the expected ones.
This mountain requires at least 6 months of previous training and gradually. Remember that the Aconcagua is like a marathon, and not like the 100 meter flat race.
The personal equipment to climb Aconcagua is another very important factor, especially the boots that we will use in the high altitude camps during the ascent. We must be very careful when choosing our boots, since a bad choice can ruin the expedition, not to mention the risk we run
This is the hardest part of the approach (Casa Piedra-Plaza Argentina), due to the greater physical wear and tear caused by the higher altitude. Between 7 am and 9 am are required to go through the Relinchos, perhaps one of the most striking routes of the excursion. Aconcagua 360 Route
At the end of the afternoon you reach a desolate plain on top of a glacial moraine, quite windy and dry See photo 5. There is spring water ¼h from the camp, on the way to the end of the valley (Plaza Argentina is just below the arm from the hill that divides what is the Polacos Aconcagua Mountain Guides
Glacier to the northeast and the Ingleses Glacier to the southeast). Despite being much quieter and more unpopulated than Plaza de Mulas, Plaza Argentina has grown in recent years and the place is full of tents, with signs offering drinks and beer. The excursion to the Polacos glacier is