Aconcagua Expeditions – What kind of training is needed to climb Aconcagua?

Located 185 kilometers from the city of Mendoza, Argentina, Mount Aconcagua is 6,962 meters high, which makes it the highest in the Western Hemisphere and second in the world after the Himalayas.It makes up the Andes mountain range where it reaches the highest point in America, with numerous peaks that exceed 5,000 m. In Aconcagua Guided Climbaddition, it preserves glaciers that give rise to rivers and meadows of natural beauty visitors from all over the world. It has two main peaks, the north summit of 6960 meters and the south summit of 6930. To the north and east it the Valle de las Vacas and to the west and south the lower Valle de los Horcones. Several glaciers traverse its slopes; the most important are the Northeast or Polish Glacier and the East or English Glacier.Some geological studies place the rise of Aconcagua some 200 to 280 million years ago. The mountain was created by the of the Nazca under the South American plate during the Andean orogeny (tertiary, therefore geologically recent). The hill is within the Aconcagua Provincial Park, a protected area located on National Route 7, in an international corridor that connects Argentina and Chile. It has incomparable natural landscapes. Aconcagua ExpeditionThe park has the particularity of having a marked temperature range with temperatures ranging from -2º at night to 30º during the day in summer and -15º at night to 10º during the day in winter; conversely, as altitude increases, the temperature begins to decrease. The Park offers a landscape of mountains of immense proportions, with long and deep valleys that contain wide open spaces and infinite views that are lost in the distance. It also provides fast flowing rivers and sparkling white water streams that run down the slopes feeding small prairies and wetlands of green grasses. Climb AconcaguaThe different geological formations offer a chromatic variety of gray, brown, reddish, white and veined rocks. These form the various mountains that flank the vast valleys. The mountain range presents great unevenness between the base and the distant and high peaks. Aconcagua Park is 185 km away. from the city of Mendoza and is reached by Route 7 (the same one that reaches the Cristo Redentor tunnel and the border with Chile). The route is in good condition and has many curves and cornices, so it is recommended to drive with extreme caution. During the winter the snow can cut off the road and make it impassable.To get there by micro, you can take a bus from the Transporte Buttini company. The buses and buses that travel to Las Cuevas or Santiago de Chile also pass through the park.