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A climbing team arriving at Camp 2. Photo: Mark Austin

Climbers negotiate huge scree slopes on the way to Camp 2. Photo: Mark Austin

A team preparing to leave Base Camp for Camp 1. Photo: Pablo Gurrieri

Day 4

Move to Piedra Grande Camp (3,580m/11,745ft)

Day 25

Trek to Penitentes (2,720m/8,920ft) and drive to Mendoza

Day 5

Move to El Salto Camp (4,200m/13,800ft)

Day 26

Depart for home

Day 6

Rest day/acclimatisation hike

Day 7

Summit day for Cerro Vallecitos (5,440m/17,848ft), return to El Salto Camp

Day 8

Trek out to San Bernardo Hut, drive to Uspallata

Day 9

Rest day in Uspallata

Day 10

Trek to Pampa de Leñas (2,950m/9,680ft)

Day 11

Trek to Casa de Piedra (3,250m/10,650ft)

Day 12

Trek to Plaza Argentina Base Camp (4,200m/13,800ft)

Day 13–15 Rest, gear preparation and camp carry day Day 16–22 7 days for the climb to Aconcagua’s summit (6,962m/22,841ft) Day 23

Contingency day

Day 24

Descend to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (4,300m/14,100ft)

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You can also climb Aconcagua with Adventure Consultants on either of our two shorter 20–day standard programme expeditions: Trip 1: November 29 to December 18, 2019 Trip 2: January 3–22, 2020

TEAM SIZE The team will be led by an Adventure Consultants Mountain Guide and have a maximum size of 12 members, 3 guides. The expedition will operate with a minimum of 6 members. You will find the Adventure Consultants mountain guides companionable and strong expedition leaders with a willingness to see you achieve your goals. The number of guides is determined by the team size, but the normal ratio of guides to members is 1:4 for climbing Vallecitos and the Vacas Valley route.

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