Thomas — January 27, Perhaps a need for more emphasis on the physical and mental toughness needed to summit Aconcagua but still all excellent. Kiaran was an excellent leader — approachable, supportive and very well organised. An excellent trip — tough but very rewarding.
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Anonymous — December 14, Your Argentinian guide is excellent but his English will need to improve. Having someone to speak with local staff in Spanish was very useful and beneficial. I chose Adventure Peaks because of your advice and recommendations regarding Martin our leader. Adam — December 14, The kit list could be broken down more to essential or optional, nice to have items.
Martin was excellent and so is Maxi. You guys were cheaper than jagged Globe which is why I chose Adventure Peaks.
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I would definitely use you again. I am looking forward to the next trip!
Matt G — February 19, Claire — March 29, We had very good guides. The lead guide Martin was absolutely lovely and very patient. The local guides Pablo and Marcos were very knowledgeable. On summit day he set a good pace and made some tough but fair decisions regarding the progress of certain team members, for their own safety.
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Mark M — February 15, Well planned, successful trip. Chris was very ill for a number of days during the trip but never let it affect the team. We developed as a team under his leadership and were ultimately successful because of his planning and guidance. Ciaran — February 16, Really great trip.
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We summited and made it safely down so cannot complain. Chris [trip leader]…an absolute trooper given he came down with a virus, but still managed to get us to the summit and down again safely. Really thorough when it came to briefings. Really good…It took a lot of time and effort to get up there, but the views were breathtaking. Ivar M — January 6, The leader was excellent…Paul was exceptional, highly knowledgeable, very calm and controlled under pressure, excellent risk assessment and above all a highly positive attitude and encouraging nature. I cannot recommend him highly enough for future trips.
Scott P — January 9, Carrie [trip leader] has been the best leader I have to my previous five expeditions.
Fred — January 10, Brilliant organisation, planning, and leadership on the expedition. I thought Carrie [leader] did such a great job on the mountain. Kept the team together and well managed while being approachable and friendly. She was fantastic!
Ian — February 5, Getting to the top was very emotional. The culmination of a 25 year dream and to do it with my son was amazing. You have to work really hard on summit day. Even though the trek is a difficult walk the level of hardship is high which makes it all the more rewarding. Brilliant organisation by Adventure Peaks. Trip leader was excellent, got the balance right allowing freedom whilst remaining safe. Chris — February 6, Excellent service, communication and guidance.
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Everything was great, especially with me booking at such a late date. Excellent leader put information across very well, very approachable with a great sense of humour. Ian — February 17, Excellent information…amazing experience. Would not hesitate to use AP again. Adam — March 6, Iain is a good guy who is a good guide and made the trip enjoyable. I would happily go on another trip with Iain. A good trip with a good company, I will be using Adventure Peaks again. Your email address will not be published. How many people Persons:. Please note this excludes any extra porterage.
This can be arranged with the porter at base camp and costs approx 50 USD per kilo. The porter works in loads of 10kg or 20kg so this must be made up to a full or half load. We always try to answer within 24 hours so if you have any questions please do get in touch with the form below. No menu assigned! Rated 4.
Adventure Peaks has been operating successfully on Aconcagua for over fifteen years and we have gradually developed what we see as the best provision on the mountain, giving you the best chance to acclimatise and retain strength for your summit bid Communication equipment — Satellite telephone to maintain links with our UK office and to receive vital weather forecasts. Radios to allow communication between our groups on the mountain Estimated International flights from London Flight inclusive package All National Park permit fees are included in the price Quality food, our guides prepare all meals at Camp 1 using a variety of ingredients, to avoid the use of freeze dried food at this stage Group Dome Tent at Camp subject to weather Expedition leaders from the UK who are supported by our regular team of local Argentinian mountain guides to give a ratio throughout your climb above base camp.
Maximum 9 clients High-altitude porters to carry group equipment tents, stoves, shovels and fuel Adventure Peaks expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader. All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. Medical First Aid supplies. Personal climbing clothes and equipment. Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment. Excess baggage. Tips for porters and local guides. Costs associated with an expedition finishing early. Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early. Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances. Day International flight arriving day 2.
H,B on day 2 Day 3 Wasting no time in Mendoza we complete the permit formalities before traveling overland into the mountains and to Penitentes, a drive of about four hours. C,B,L,D Day 12 Rest day and acclimatisation that can also be used for crampon and ice axe training depending on snow conditions. There are no central statistics on summits but visitors to the park where Aconcagua resides are required to register. Since it is only 80 miles from the Pacific ocean, Aconcagua gets hits with extremely high winds and storms, similar to Denali in Alaska.
The wind chills can drop to 80 degrees below zero F.