Every January, we start our new year with a climb of South America’s highest peak, Aconcagua. Standing at a jaw-dropping 22,841ft/6,961m, Aconcagua is a true mountaineering challenge that requires strength, endurance and careful acclimatization. The climb is beautiful and full of excitement – a perfect adventure!
A beautiful day for a climb
The sheer magnitude of Aconcagua makes it a great destination for anyone looking to gain expedition experience and also exposure to a high altitude climb. Those with their eyes set on Himalayan climbs will find our Aconcagua expedition to be a valuable part of their training and preparation.
A lunar landscape high on the mountain
At Berg Adventures we always offer the highest standards in the industry. Our Aconcagua expedition is certainly no exception to this rule. Camps are comfortable and stocked with the highest quality of gear and supplies. Our guides and porters will carry all group gear, but if you also want someone to carry your personal gear, private porters are available. We do not hire porters when we arrive in Argentina, instead as bring in our experienced and professional Bolivian team of guides and porters so make sure you let us know in advance!
Osvaldo carries a big load.
Food on the mountain is exceptional and we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of fresh foods. Favorites on Aconcagua include Taco Night, pancakes (with real maple syrup!) and hamburgers (no easy feat for our cooks at above 18,000ft/5480m). Hydration is important at altitude, so make sure that clean water is readily available to climbers and we serve plenty of hot drinks throughout the day to keep you moving and feeling good.
Aconcagua is different every season and weather is always an important factor that we consider for our summit attempt. We get detailed forecasts every day and try to time our summit attempts just right. At the end of the day, however, the mountain always has the final say so patience is important. That’s what makes Aconcagua so exciting and humbling. Join us in January to see for yourself!
Aconcagua from a lookout early in the trip
Plaza Canada Camp
Looking down at Plaza Canada
To learn more about the climb, visit our Aconcagua homepage or contact our office. To hear about last year’s climb check out the archived dispatches and read Howard Stockburger’s trip summary on the Meet a BAI Climber page.