Mt. Aconcagua Expedition [22841ft/ 6962m] South America [25th Dec to 13th Jan 2013] - Registration is ON 
One of the 7 summits of the world.

After Successfully completing Mt. Kilimanjaro (Highest Mountain in Africa) & Mt. Elbrus (Highest Mountain in Europe), BMC is now set to organize another Expedition to conquer Mt. Aconcagua (Highest Mountain in South America). Guess what! we are on the way of our mission of being 1st ever Adventure club in India to organize 7 summits of the world. Join our mission!

 
 
Mt. Aconcagua Expedition Schedule
Participation Fees
Important Notes & Terms
Insurance
Equipment Checklist
Health
Registration

 


In mountaineering terms, 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 absolutely require ropes, axes, and pins. Although the effects of altitude are severe (atmospheric pressure is 40% of sea-level at the summit), the use of supplemental oxygen is not required.



 

Expedition Schedule
25 December, 2013 Mendoza
Altitude: 760 m/2400 ft
Arrive at Mendoza. Transfer to the hotel from Airport.Vehicle will be waiting at the airport.On reaching the hotel we will have a group meeting and briefing. Introduction to the local guides. Have a walk in the city. Buy/Rent equipments if needed.
Accommodation: Hotel
 

26 December, 2013 Mendoza to Penitentes
Altitude: 2700 m/8900 ft
We will get our entrance and ascent permits by paying the entrance fees and other formalities. Reach Penitentes. Get equipment ready for transportation to the base camp by mule. We will stay overnight in a hotel at Penitentes.
Time: 3 to 4 hrs
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

27 December, 2013 Penitentes to Confluencia
Altitude: 3370 m/11050 ft
Shuttle to Horcones Ranger Station and check in. Hike from Horcones to Confluencia.
Time: 3 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
28 December, 2013 Acclimatization hike to Plaza Francia – Return to Confluencia
Altitude: 4200 m/13800 ft
Acclimatization hike to Plaza Francia which gives us a good view of Mount Aconcagua. Climb high and sleep low to acclamatize well.
Time: 6 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
29 December, 2013 Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas (Base Camp)
Altitude: 4250 m/13950 ft
Trek to base camp Plaza de Mulas. A long day. Last mile is steep and tiring.
Time: 9 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

30 December, 2013 Acclimatization & Rest day
At Plaza de Mulas we will rest and utilize the day for acclimatization. We will explore the area. Drink lot of fluids. Medical check up to see the acclimatization. Reorganize and review the equipment, prepare the luggage for transportation for the next day.
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
31 December Ferry & Acclimatization to Plaza Canadá
Altitude: 5050 m/16600 ft
Ferry those items needed in the coming days to Plaza Canadá then return to base camp. New year celebration on the mountains under the star lit sky.
Time: 6 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

1 Jan, 2014 Acclimatization & Rest day
Rest, Acclimatize, Hydrate
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
2 Jan, 2014 Plaza de Mulas to Plaza Canadá
Altitude: 5050 m/16600 ft
Leave base camp to set up our first high camp on the mountain.
Time: 3 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

3 Jan,2014 Plaza Canadá to Nido de Cóndores
Altitude: 5560 m/ 18250 ft
Nedo is located in a high pass and provides a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. Go slow, Pole Pole, hydrate, acclamatize
Time: 3 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 Jan, 2014 Ferry & Acclimatization to Plaza Cólera
Altitude: 5870 m/19300 ft
This day, we carry equipment to Camp Colera then we return to Camp Nido. Acclimatize.
Time: 6 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

5 Jan, 2014 Nido de Cóndores to Plaza Colera
Altitude: 5870 m/19300 ft
From Nido we climb up past Plaza Berlin and arrive to Plaza Colera. This will be our final high camp before climbing to the summit.
Time: 3 hrs
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 Jan, 2014 SUMMIT DAY!!
Altitude: 6962 m/22841 ft
This is the most demanding day of the expedition. Climbing the North Ridge to Independencia Refuge.
 Across the Traverse to the Cave and then climb via La Canaleta to the summit. The view from the summit is amazing and the experience can be overwhelming. You are finally on the summit of the Stone Sentinel. After enjoying the summit we descend back to Plaza Colera. Here we eat and take a well deserved night of rest.
Time: 10 to 12 hrs
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

7 Jan, 2014 Extra day in case of bad weather conditions
8 Jan, 2014 Extra day in case of bad weather conditions
9 Jan, 2014 Extra day in case of bad weather conditions
10 Jan, 2014 Extra day in case of bad weather conditions

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 
11 Jan, 2014 Descend to Plaza de Mulas
Altitude: 4250 m/13950 ft
We descend past all of the high camps and return to base camp. Here we rest, eat a celebration meal and enjoy our last night on the mountain.
Time: 4 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

12 Jan, 2014 Plaza de Mulas to Horcones and to Mendoza
We have breakfast and then start the descent from Plaza de Mulas to Horcones Valley trailhead.shuttle will be waiting to take us to the hotel in Mendoza and have a special celebration dinner.
Time: 6 to 7 hrs
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 
13 Jan, 2014 Mendoza
Breakfast at hotel and check out

Participation Fees

Trek Cost per head: US $ 3900.00
[Includes: Pickup from Airport, 2 days Accommodation in Hotel, Tented accommodation & all meals during trek, water]
[Excluded: Air ticket, visa fees, visa processing charges, laundry, beverages, packaged drinking water, climbing gears, porter/guide tips, insurance, medical, any additional delays due to weather or local situations, Meals which are not mentioned in above day to day schedule]
Summit permit fees USD500-700 to be paid by you personally at Aconcagua Park Office.

Payment terms & options


Climb Aconcagua for a cause
ABETO is a platform which identifies local and global environment and social issues that affects our surroundings directly or indirectly and finds an effective practical solution to tackle the root causes of these issues to sustain a healthy environment and surroundings thereby ensuring A Better Tomorrow. ABETO Foundation has been registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 on 16 March, 2012 

For every registrations for this event, Bangalore Mountaineering Club contributes US$ 50 on behalf of you towards the fund raising event of ABETO for the conservation projects of saving the Lakes of Bangalore. So you are actually contributing towards ensuring a Better Tomorrow. Come let us climb for this burning cause and make this climb not just another climb. Let us join our hands for this cause.

Important Notes & Terms


Insurance

We advise you to purchase travel insurance after arranging a trip to cover yourself against any unforeseen circumstances. Basic recommended insurance coverage:
 

Equipment Checklist

Please see the Equipment section for full recommendations for what you should bring and what is available to rent. Everything we provide is as a guide and you should decide on what's necessary and not. Porters are limited to carrying 15kg (35lbs) each and any excess weight would require an additional porter. All extra luggage can be stored at the hotel when climbing

Things to carry for the Expedition:

Clothing and shoes: Personal Eqipment: Travel Accessories:

 

Health

You should consult your doctor to check you are medically fit to endure a strenuous activity and able to acclimatize without injury. It is recommended that you are physically fit for the trek and hiking to higher altitudes, where possible, will be beneficial for acclimatization during the actual climb.

Registration

We suggest you to meet us at office, understand all nitty-gritty and signup the form. We require copy of following documents:

Contact us to know about "Referral bonus", we would like to help you reduce the expedition cost by accepting registrations of your friends.

For any clarification email us at [email protected] or call on 9611102222

BMC Office Address :
No. 1651 , 10th Main, HAL 3rd Stage, 
Jeeveanbhima Nagar , Banglore-560075
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