Tips for climbing Aconcagua


The Aconcagua It is the highest peak in South America thanks to its 6,962 meters high. Thousands of adventurers visit it every damage, some to scale it in its entirety and others simply to see it up close but without daring to launch into the adventure of its escalation. If among your traveling objectives is to visit this imposing mountain and climb it, this article will come in handy as I will write a few recommendations to do so.

To get to the Aconcagua base you have to go through Mendoza, a beautiful Argentine city that is worth visiting since it has many places of interest. From this city to the border with Chile, where the climb will begin, you will enjoy truly spectacular landscapes in every way.

The rise

The north face It is the easiest to climb, being in fact perfect for those who do not have much experience since it does not require any specific climbing technique. Even so, on the ascent you will encounter various challenges, especially that the atmospheric pressure is 40%, less than half that of being at sea level. The weather It can also complicate your adventure as it can change dramatically at any time.

Step milestones


As you go up the north face, you go through various landmarks or camps. In order are the Base Camp, The Traffic Light, Conway stones, Plaza Canada, Stone of 5000, Change of Slope, Nest of Condors, Berlin, Piedras Blancas, Piedras Negras, Independencia, Portezuelo de los Vientos, Gran Travesía, La Canaleta and, finally, the Aconcagua summit.

Practical tips

It is important that you take into account certain details when preparing your climb to Aconcagua, such as the fact that it will be a extreme activity and you must physically prepare for it. The best thing is that you contact an agency that organizes this type of activity, since this way you will be able to take out insurance and have a much clearer idea of ​​what to do in the event of a setback during your ascent.

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