Expedition Planning - Aconcagua - Seattle - 2014

Climbing Course

Expedition Planning - Aconcagua

Expedition Planning - Aconcagua

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Aconcagua is a reasonable goal for most strong basics and intermediates to aim for. Located in Argentina, near the border with Chile, it is the highest mountain in South America at a height of 22,902' (nearly 7,000m).

Being in the southern hemisphere, the climbing season is best from December through March. However, the weather can be extremely cold and windy anytime.

It is a straightforward climb via the normal routes with no real objective danger except for the vicious weather. You carry everything yourself above base camp (mules can carry gear to BC on Aconcagua) and there is no support high on the mountain from porters or Sherpas like in Nepal.

In this seminar, we will cover:
  • Logistics of getting there
  • Permits + Expedition support (mules)
  • Gear
  • Route selection (highlight the 3 main routes and differences)
  • Typical climbing schedule
  • Altitude considerations

Photographs and videos of Aconcagua climbs will be shown.



Aconcagua is a reasonable goal for most strong basics and intermediates to aim for. Located in Argentina, near the border with Chile, it is the highest mountain in South America at a height of 22,902' (nearly 7,000m).

Being in the southern hemisphere, the climbing season is best from December through March. However, the weather can be extremely cold and windy anytime.

It is a straightforward climb via the normal routes with no real objective danger except for the vicious weather. You carry everything yourself above base camp (mules can carry gear to BC on Aconcagua) and there is no support high on the mountain from porters or Sherpas like in Nepal.

In this seminar, we will cover:
  • Logistics of getting there
  • Permits + Expedition support (mules)
  • Gear
  • Route selection (highlight the 3 main routes and differences)
  • Typical climbing schedule
  • Altitude considerations

Photographs and videos of Aconcagua climbs will be shown.

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