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Guided ascent program of mount Aconcagua, Departure from December to middle of February every years. Mules, equipment and guides
2 nights of lodging in Mendoza. Hotel Savigliano. 1 night of lodging in Penitentes (meals included). All the meals during the expedition (except in Mendoza). Bilingual professional guide. All shared equipment for the expedition (Tents, stoves, etc). Complete base camp services (meals, accommodation, etc). All the transfers in private vans. Mule transportation of the equipment. Permanent VHF radio communication. We provide all our guides with a professional first aids kits and pulse oximeter for daily updates of acclimatization progress. High altitude porters for common gear carries. One every four pax. Assistance with climbing permit procedure.
The price of the program does not include:
Aconcagua Park entrance fee. Personal porters. Any cost if the climber abandons the trip. Meals in Mendoza. Drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes. Personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room services, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature, insurance liability, hospitalization or medication of any kind, any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.
Equipment transport to and from the mountain
Equipment travelling from our base in Penitentes up to one of the Aconcagua base camps is carried on muleback. We are well aware of the problems that the delay or loss of equipment may cause. Therefore, our equipment reception, transport and delivery system has been tuned to perfection after more than 25 years of experience. Luggage reception
Our headquarters are in Penitentes. Once you get there, you will be welcomed by our staff.
A mule can carry up to 60 kg. (around 120 lb.); so, it is advisable to prepare either two 30-kg packs or three 20-kg packs for the animal to carry. We have more than adequate equipment to ensure the safe transport of our clients´equipment.
Once the packs are ready, they are weighed. A sticker with an identification number is added to each load and a ticket with the same number is given to the owner for later claim at the base camps.
We also have plenty of space for equipment storage and a special safe for valuable objects. Luggage claim
At the arrival at the base camps -or back in Penitentes, the ticket with the identification number will be required to return your luggage.