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Name: Aconcagua Expedition with Professional Guides
Starts: Wed Feb 20, 2019
Meetup:
Return: Tue Mar 05, 2019

Registration opens: Sat Nov 03, 2018
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: CLASS 3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 5

Organizer: Andrew Aziz
Profile info:
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I am planning an expedition in Feb 20 for 13 days to climb Aconcagua (6,960 m), the highest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres. It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the Mendoza Province, Argentina.

Aconcagua is technically an easy mountain if approached from the north, via the normal route. Aconcagua is arguably the highest non-technical mountain in the world, since the northern route does not require ropes, axes, and pins. Although the effects of altitude are severe, the use of supplemental oxygen is not common.

Cost is $3,490 USD (if more than +3 ppl). (50% deposit required by Nov 30th).

For itinerary, and more details please see this link or attached file to this event.

Guide I am talking to for the expedition: http://www.lonelysummits.com/edgar-parra/

Some of my friends climbed with those guides and have highly recommended them to me. So I personally trust them. You can have a chat with them too on the phone if you wish.

Price Includes:

- 2 nights of lodging in Mendoza.

- 1 night of lodging in Penitentes (meals included).

- All the meals during the expedition (except in Mendoza)

- Bilingual professional guide. Guide-client rate: 1/3

- All shared equipment for the expedition (Tents, stoves, etc.)

- Complete base camp services (meals, accommodation, etc.)

- All the transfers in private vans.

- Mule transportation of the equipment.

- Permanent VHF radio communication.

- We provide all our guides with a professional first aids kits and pulse oximeter for daily updates of

acclimatization progress.

- Assistance with climbing permit procedure.

The price of the program does not include:

- Entrance fee to the Aconcagua National Park

- Porters

- Any cost if the climber abandons the expedition

- Meals in Mendoza.

- Drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes.

- Personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room services, laundry, beverages, phone

communications and items of personal nature, insurance liability, hospitalization or medication of

any kind, any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

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