A Guide to Aconcagua’s Evacuations and Rescues

While climbing to the summit of Aconcagua, climbers encounter numerous challenges and can face various medical-related crises. But not everyone knows how to cope with such conditions; thus, Aconcagua’s evacuation and rescue team is always ready to deal with emergencies. The Mendoza Police Department is responsible for all the rescue and evacuation jobs to protect the trekkers from deadly conditions. Here is the complete guide on Mount Aconcagua’s rescue and evacuation team so you can climb the Aconcagua mountains without fear.Experienced Team All the medical and rescue teams are well trained and experienced. Every rescue team member knows how to develop evacuation and contingency planning during an emergency. All the guides keep mobile medical kits for climbers and immediately offer them adequate medical facilities. Guides bring oximeters, hyperbaric chambers, oxygen tubes to cope with less acclimatization, and first-aid kits to provide immediate treatment.Free and Best Medical Facilities All the medical treatments while climbing to Aconcagua are free of cost. The team arranges the medical services at the base camp and evacuation to the park exit. At Plaza Argentina and Plaza de Mulas base camp, the rescue team is always ready to deal with emergency events. If the climber fell ill, the rescue team physically carried them to a lower camp. On the other hand, in case of severe injuries, a helicopter helps to transport the climber from the mount to the nearest hospital.Evacuation Services The guides on Aconcagua have their transportation facilities, which help to offer quick access to healthcare centers. As we discussed earlier, in case of severe injuries and critical situations, guides quickly call helicopters to transport the trekker to the health care center.Integrated Communicating Team Every team member at the base camps is fluent in English and integrated communication to offer quick medical services. The guides on Aconcagua spend lots of money every year on new technologies for better communication in isolated areas in the mountains. Every guide has its telephone, radio, and internet facility to access immediate aid. It helps in various evacuations and rescue services to move the climber away from critical situations.Dealing with Emergency The team knows the best techniques to manage critical conditions in an emergency. All the rescue teams work with the medication team to offer the best services to the climber at both camps. During serious mishaps, rescue teams quickly arrange stretchers to descend the client to the base camp or down to the park entrance; from the park entrance, the client moves to the nearest hospital to get the quick and best medical services.Contingency Plan While Trekking Aconcagua, many serious undesirable challenges may arise, so to cope with these situations, every rescue team is well-trained to focus on immediate contingency plans. Every guide knows how to search for evacuation or rescue the climber, and every measure taken by the guide is reliably tested, so there are high chances of success in every emergency.Conclusion During your expedition, you will get different medical camps at the base camps, which you can use in any critical condition. If you face any health-related issue, then guides at the camp will surely resolve the problem. They all are experienced and trained in mountain safety, so always listen to them and continue your journey only with their recommendations.