Expedition to Aconcagua begins in the resort town of Mendoza, which is also called the grape capital of Argentina. This town is situated at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level. On arrival to Mendoza the expedition can sleep and rest. The next day we’ll go up to the closest to the national park hotel Puente del Inca (2700 meters above sea level). The next morning we’ll be taken to the entrance to the National Park Aconcagua from where we’ll start walking part of our expedition.
The first transition to the camp Confluence (3300m) is quite simple and takes only three to four hours (some participants go through this part of the route even for 1.5 hours!). At the Confluence the group stays for two nights required for acclimatization. On the day of rest we’ll climbe to the Plaza France (4100 meters). Then the group goes to the base camp Plaza de Mulas (4450m) which is the beginning of classical ascent route on Aconcagua on the Northwest ridge. The transition will take from 7 to 8 hours.
After the transition we’ll have a rest day in the base camp, gaining strength for the first acclimatization. We will establish several camps – Plaza Canada (5000m altitude), Nido de Kodores ( “Nest of condors”, 5600m) and already in the second way – assault camp in the village of “Berlin” (6000 m). Climbing to the summit of Aconcagua is planned for the 12-14th day depending on the weather and participants well-being.
After the ascent we descend to the base camp and celebrate the success of the expedition. During one quite a long day we will walk the entire track and already in the evening will be in Mendoza with a hot shower and delicious steaks. There are more than a thousand wineries in the city. Alpinists can participate in fine wines tasting and buy the drinks they liked.