Aconcagua Mountain Guides
Guiding an expedition to the Aconcagua mountain requires skilled guides, who have experience in high mountain and are capable of managing the standards of work and security.
The Aconcagua Park has a register of licensed guides, whose training in Argentina is mainly centered in two organizations: the Argentinean Association of Mountain Guides – AAGM – based in Bariloche (in the south of country) and the Argentinean Association of Professional Mountain Guides – AAGPM – based in Mendoza.
The team of Aconcagua Mountain Guides working for Acomara has an invaluable experience in expeditions and jobs in high mountain. They have been carefully selected and trained, under the standard of quality our clients deserve and need. All of them guarantee their formal training in working with groups, through their vast experience and their careers. Instructed by the Mendocinean School of Guides of High Mountain and Trekking (EPGAMT) for a period of two years, or the national exam of the Argentinean Association of Mountain Guides (AAGM).
We arrange the expeditions with one guide every three climbers, which allows the group to be completely assisted in every time and every place. If for any particular reason a member of the group needs to descend or to take a slower pace, he or she will be always accompanied by one guide.
Apart from the regular equipment, the Aconcagua mountain guides carry with them: VHF radio, a complete emergency kit with specific medicines for altitude sickness, rope, altimeter, digital oximeter and professional clothing and equipment.:
About Aconcagua Mountain Guides:
- It’s important to count on the capability and experience of a local guide, because this increases the possibility of a successful expedition.
- A good guide will be the best mediator, always looking out for the best options and decisions for his group.
- Local guides don’t just know the routes to climb Aconcagua, they also have vast knowledge on how to keep a group safe, remember that always risks are present in this kind of adventures.
Our Aconcagua climbing guides
Oscar Moricci – EPGAMT
He has been serving our team for five years now, successfully taking twelve of our tours to the summit of Aconcagua mountain. He is a guide determined to improve his profession.
In addition to his ten years of experience as a mountain alpinist in Argentina, Peru and Bolivia, Oscar has a degree as a Aconcagua Mountain Guide and as a National Instructor of Andinism.
With the tenacity that distinguishes mountain climbers, he founded one of the most popular Argentinean Mountain Schools. His specialization in High Mountains has allowed him to work in the most important expeditions in theAconcagua mountain. Presently, he is the director of our guide training courses under the standards of quality you need.
Daniel Pizarro y Gustavo Pizarro – EPGAMT
Two inseparable brothers whom we are proud of and it is a pleasure for us to have their experience supporting our expeditions. They are High Mountain guides, Andimism Instructors, professional Aconcagua mountain guides and private rescuers, who have devoted their life to mountaineering. Their name is a symbol of true professionalism in mountain and although they have climbed Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy Mt. in winter, the Aconcagua mountain is their true home. Throughout the years they have carried out a total of 24 summits through different routes, such as the dangerous South Wall and the Polish Glacier in winter, spending the night on the top. In Peru, the Nevado of Taulliraju (19,100 ft.) in Cordillera Blanca (White Mountain Range) knew their name with a new and adventurous route. Their passion led them through all the Andean Peaks, from Equatorial Volcanoes to Ushuaian Glaciers. And above all, in our city, important awards feature them as icons of Andinism.
Diego Pallotti – First Class Sport Climber
His vast experience in working with people, more than seven years, makes him irreplaceable for your safety when talking about vertical routes in rock climbing. He also takes part in the general organization of the trekking and horseback riding groups. Also, his sense of humour always cheers us up and gives us confidence in our tours.
Claudio Beiza – EPGAMT
Gonzalo Quiroga – EPGAMT
For five years now he has been working with enthusiasm and professionalism in our groups.
He achieves strong bonds with his passengers because of his excellent way of taking care of people. Also, he is a polyvalent guide, member of the Andean Help Group (Grupo del Socorro Andino). He imparts all his abilities and experience in out journeys, aiding other expeditions in his route to the summit of Aconcagua mountain, horseback rides crossing to Chile, short trekking, and rock climbing.
His extensive experience together with his fluency in the Italian Language, serve as a valuable representation of our philosophy in mountain.
Juan Araya – EPGAMT
Pablo Gurrieri – EPGAMT
Argentinean Sport climbing champion, that has travel over the most important Spanish climbing Schools. He was bestowed to expand his knowledge in the school of the Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing (Federación Española de Escalada y Montaña) in Benasque.
His vast experience in working with people, more than seven years, makes him irreplaceable for your safety when talking about vertical routes in rock climbing.
He also takes part in the general organization of the trekking and horseback riding groups. Also, his sense of humour always cheers us up and gives us confidence in our tours.
Paula Celso – EPGAMT
She is a specialised woman with ten years of experience as licenced Aconcagua mountain guide. Her passion drove her to go over the most important mountains in the Andes, adding importance to her experience. Paula is a very qualified guide and she has climbed nearly all of the most important mounts in the Central Andes, not only in Argentina but also in Peru and Bolivia. Specifically in Aconcagua she has taken part in more than 27 expeditions, reaching the summit most of the times. Due to her kind character and tendency to work and communication our clients have always been truly satisfied with her.