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Trip Information
Name: Aconcagua
Starts: Sat Jan 14, 2023
Return: Fri Feb 17, 2023

Registration opens: Thu Apr 07, 2022
Event category: Expedition
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Joe Blakeman
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Trip Planning Questions

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Participant Information

This will be a self guided trip with local logistical support. Exact dates are yet to be determined.

Vacas Valley + Upper Guanacos + Plaza Argentina + Camp 1 & 2 on Polish Route + Traverse to Normal Route + Summit + descent via Normal Route

An alternative and beautiful path. Aconcagua will express its most rustic side, as an adventurous spirit will enlighten the trail with every step.
We will walk across the Vacas Valley up to Plaza Argentina base camp. Then we follow the Polish Glacier route up to Camp 2. Crossing the mythic base of the Polish Glacier we will take the Normal Route, in the last stretch up to Camp 3. From there we will try the Summit of Aconcagua.

The descent follows the normal route, knowing the famous Plaza de Mulas base camp.


Rough per/person cost estimates in Canadian $:

Flight                      $1300.00 ish

Support                  $2100.00 ish

Permit                     $1200.00 ish

Food on Mountain $ 500.00 ish

To contrast this the fully guided cost is $4500.00 to $5500.00 usd + flight + permit.


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