Aconcagua Jan/Feb 2021 At 6,962m Aconcagua is the highest peak in the southern hemisphere & the highest peak outside of the Himalayan ranges. This is a classic high-altitude expedition in the stunning High Andes, and a stepping-stone to 8,000m peaks. Aconcagua, known as the stone sentinel by the Incas, lies close to the Chile/Argentine border, but wholly within Argentina. With spectacular and relatively straightforward terrain on the normal route, this is one of the most regularly climbed “high” mountains of the world. While it is a very physical climb, it is one of the more achievable Seven Summits and is ideal preparation for Himalayan high-altitude climbing. Our 20-day itinerary includes a number of acclimatisation days & spare weather days, and an ascent of a 5,000m peak to optimise our acclimatisation and maximise your summit chances. We include porter support for group gear to ensure that we conserve and manage our energy levels. Our expert local guides are seasoned veterans who focus on safety and help you to enjoy and learn as much as possible from this ascent. The expedition is led by our founder, Everest summiteer Ricky Munday. Dates: 25th Jan-13th Feb 2021 Group Size: 4 - 12 Cost: £5,050 per person - based on our open expedition, but also applicable for private groups of 6 or more. This price does not include the local Aconcagua climbing permit fee (c. $800). Permit fees are payable in person at the National Park Service office in Mendoza. Itinerary: Day 1 - Arrive Mendoza Day 2 - Pick up permits, transfer to Los Penitentes Day 3 - Trek to Confluencia (3,390m) Day 4 - Acclimatisation trek to Plaza Francia (4,000m) Day 5 - Trek to Base Camp at Plaza de Mulas (4,300m) Day 6 - Rest Day Day 7 - Acclimatisation, ascent of Cerro Bonete (5,000m) Day 8 - Rest Day Day 9 - Load carry to Camp Canada (5,050m) Day 10 - Rest Day Day 11 - Move to Camp Canada (5,050m). Day 12 - Move to Nido de Condores (5,550m) Day 13 - Rest Day Day 14 - Move to Camp Colera (5,970m) Day 15 - Summit Day! Day 16 - Descend to Base Camp Day 17 & 18 - Spare Days Day 19 - Trek to Penitentes & return to Mendoza Day 20 - Fly Home Note - The exact climbing itinerary is not fixed to allow for the optimal acclimatisation program to take account of poor weather, such as inclement cold temperatures and storms Detailed trip information How to book: The booking process is as follows: Choose your ticket type and complete the event booking form below & pay your deposit online, or by bank transfer, or pay your full balance - you'll then receive an email acknowledging receipt of your payment/booking Once you've booked and/or paid your deposit you'll receive a second email requiring you to complete our online Client Information & Medical Declaration Form (see below). This must be completed before we can confirm your booking If you have a balance to pay, you can choose to pay by either bank transfer or direct debit. Once you've submitted your Client Information & Medical Declaration Form, we'll send you an invoice by email and this will include both our bank details and a secure link to set up an electronic mandate to authorise direct debit. Client Booking & Medical Declaration Form You'll also need to read and agree to both our Overseas Trips Booking Terms & Conditions and our Participation Agreement (see below) - you will be asked to confirm this during Step 1 above. Overseas Trips Booking Terms & Conditions Participation Agreement Booking for this event has now closed.