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The first stage of our trip to Mount Aconcagua will find us in the Los Horcones valley (2950), where the entrance to the Aconcagua National Park is located. During the journey to base camp, we will generally find pleasant temperatures that range between 20 ° C and 30 ° C, so the first stage of our trip does not require such complex clothing as if we will see later.EQUIPMENT TO CLIMB ACONCAGUAFootwear: Waterproof trekking bootsFoot protection: Synthetic material socksTrousers: Detachable quick-drying trousersT-shirt: Long-sleeved thermal shirt made of synthetic materialTop Coat: Windstopper jacket or diverEye protection: SunglassesHead protection: Hat or cap with UV filter if possible.CAMPBAG: Sleeping bag -25 ° CINSULATOR: High mountain matTENT: High mountain tentKITCHEN ELEMENTS: MarmitaANAFI KITCHEN: Technical mountain heaterTHERMO: 1-liter thermosHYGIENE ELEMENTSSUN PROTECTOR: Minimum factor 30 sunscreen cream – Lipstick with sunscreenWe left Plaza de Mulas behind, and we gradually entered the heights of the “Techo de América.” The winds will be stronger and stronger, and the temperatures lower and lower. As we have already explained in our blog, “Knowing how to dress for the cold,” there is no better method than the layer system. When faced with such hostile conditions, we are going to need high-performance technical garments.First layerThe first layer will keep us dry by evacuating our internal moisture. They should dry very quickly but also have good warmth.Thermal tights and shirts made of synthetic materialsA second layer (How to climb Aconcagua)Maintaining our temperature in such a cold environment is a daunting task. The garments that provide warmth to our torso and legs must be made of materials of great insulating power. Knowing our tolerance to extreme temperatures, we can choose between the different options.Polar pants and diverSoft-shell pantsFeather JacketSynthetic fiber jacket (Primaloft)It is recommended in the case of pants that have zippers for ventilation if necessary.The third layer (Waterproof and Breathable)Our protection against wind and snow must be waterproof and windproof. Remember that it is essential to stay dry from the outside as from the inside; they must be very breathable. How to know if a garment is waterproof? Enter here!Gore-Tex Pro Shell Trouser CoverGore-Tex Pro Shell JacketIf you want to know what Gore-Tex is, enter here and find out 🙂The jackets must have an expedition hood and full side zippered trousers.30% of our temperature is lost through the head. On the other hand, the atmosphere is fragile in the heights, and UV rays can threaten our eyesight.Fleece hatGoggles with UV filterTubular scarfHandsThey are fundamental as they are our primary tools. Here we will also follow the layer system.First skin: Thin synthetic material gloveSecond layer: Fleece or fiber gloveThird layer: Waterproof and windproof feather mittFeetThey are our means of locomotion; we must use proven and excellent quality footwear to have the greatest possible comfort.First skin: High mountain thermal sockSecond Skin: Polar sock or merino woolFootwear: Double bootLeggings: Gore-Tex