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Aconcagua Ascent

Aconcagua Ascent

Aconcagua Ascent Overview

Climb Aconcagua (6962m) in Argentina, one of the World's Seven Summits and South America's highest peak.

Dominating the Andes Mountains in South America, and the highest peak in the world outside of the Himalayas, the mighty Aconcagua (6962m) is the second highest peak in the famed Seven Summits. Every year since 1999, KE have been successfully running expedition style holidays to Aconcagua, meaning you’re in excellent hands. We climb the mountain via the Normal Route, which is a challenging, high altitude trail but less technical than others. This climbing holiday starts in Mendoza, the capital of the beautiful wine-growing Cuyo region. Next, we transfer to the village of Penitentes, from where we start a two day trek to the basecamp at Plaza de Mulas. The adventure includes an excellent acclimatisation programme, including three days set aside for summit attempts. Unlike other companies that use UK leaders, KE’s groups are guided by expert English-speaking Argentinean mountain guides; professionals who truly know the mountain. These high altitude experts are all members of the Argentinean Association of Mountain Guides (AAGM). Whilst on the mountain, assisting our expert guides wil be a dedicated team of high altitude porters to assist in carrying equipment between basecamp and the three higher camps. This excellent mountain set up, alongside experienced guides and a well-planned acclimatisation programme, ensures you’ve the best chance of a summit success. We finish the holiday in Mendoza, were we can celebrate with the fruits of its renowned wine production.
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