Aconcagua Climbing Expedition January and February 2011

Aconcagua Climbing Expedition January and February 2011

(photos in slideshow: Ted Alexander)

Aconcagua led by Max Kausch on 2 dates, NEW LOW PRICE $2950

Please join us in welcoming our new Aconcagua leader: Max Kausch, a well-known Argentinian climber. Max went to University in London, speaks perfect English and Spanish, is a UIAGM aspirant guide, and has been leading SummitClimb's Himalayan expeditions since 2002. Max has led three previous expeditions to Aconcagua. 

Walk to the top of the highest peak in the world outside Asia.

Elevation: 6962 m - 22,841 foot high peak

For those who are looking for altitude experience, Aconcagua is a great option to reach almost 7000 meters on a expedition and still be on the safe

Side: Aconcagua's Normal route doesn't have any dangers such as avalanches or rockfalls. Aconcagua is the second highest of the "7 summits"

Climbing Aconcagua may qualify you for Everest Nepal, Everest Tibet, or Cho Oyu.

The Normal Route is the easiest route on Aconcagua. Walk along good trails and scree slopes (sometimes with snow) to reach a very high but attainable summit.

Please join us in welcoming our new Aconcagua leader: Max Kausch, a well-known Argentinean climber. Max spent a long time in the UK and speaks perfect english and spanish. He has been leading SummitClimb's Himalayan expeditions since 2005. Max has led four previous expeditions to Aconcagua.

Our dates: January 9th till January 28th and February 1st till February 20th

Our Price: $2950, £1850, ?2200

Our "full-service" expedition includes:

Leader: Max Kausch, transportation of personal gear from Mendoza to BC, airport pick up (Mendoza only), 2 nights in a hotel in Mendoza, 1 night in a hotel in Pentitentes, transportation to/from Mendoza to/from Penitentes and to/from Horcones, skillful cooks at BC and Confluencia, 3 hot meals per day at BC, 2 hot meals plus packed lunch for the approach trek, tents for BC, tents for high camps and approach camps, high-altitude gas cookers (includes gas canisters) and emergency equipment.

What is not included?

Visas to Argentina, high altitude porters for personal equipment, additional nights in hotels (more than 2 in Mendoza and 1 in Penitentes) and park permit climbing fee. The permit includes medical treatment at BC and helicopter evacuations (approved by BC doctor).

Who is this trip for?

Our expedition is open to men and women climbers of all ages from around the world who may never have been on a big mountain and wish to test themselves at high altitude on a easy technical route. Most of our members join as individuals, our team dynamics work well, and we are able to build successful and safe groups of people who enjoy walking and climbing together. We encourage you to come as an individual team member or with another person, whether that is your spouse, partner, friends, sibling, clients, colleagues, or even with your own own group.

During the expedition we teach all of the mountain skills you need.

You should be a fit and active walker in good health able to carry (to the high camp, but not the summit) a rucksack containing your sleeping bag, clothing, food, water, and for the stronger members, some group equipment.