Aconcagua Expedition F.A.Q.
While technical skills are not necessary, it is highly recommended that climbers should have completed our training session or equivalent.
Climbers are expected to be in excellent physical condition.
Our Aconcagua climbs never exceed a 5:1 climber to guide. Most trips have a 4:1 ratio. Additionally, we have the support of a Base Camp Manager.
December through February is when the weather is most stable. High winds can occur any time of the year.
Typically a group has between 6 to 8 climbers.
On the climb you will be sharing expedition tents. You will share rooms on this expedition in town but you can pay a higher fee for single rooms. Contact our office for information on single room supplements.
Your pack will weigh 50-60lbs.
Please review our equipment list.
Some gear is available for rent from Canada or Mendoza. Please let us know in advance.
Water is boiled or purified using a chemical treatment.
Meals on the trek in and at base camp will include fresh fruits and vegetables. Light weight nutritious foods are prepared higher on the mountain.
You may bring power bars or similar high energy foods. All meals will be provided on this climb.
Not at this time. We do recommend you visit your doctor for the most up to date information.
Detailed flight information will be sent to you upon registration.
Fares are generally less expensive when booked early. You may use our Travel Agent (Al Tarrant at Egan Travel: (905) 842-3263 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or book flights your self. Please send us a copy of your flight schedule as early as possible as this allows us to book pick ups and hotels.
We are happy to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pick ups and arrange for private rooms. Please indicate that you would like a private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single room supplement costs.
Not at this time.
$500 should easily cover any extra expenses. Most climbers prefer to bring about $1000 and have credit cards.
If a climber needs to leave early, arrangements can be made with the assistance our Base Camp Manager.