January 13th Aconcagua – Meet the Team and On the Move

Our last team of the 2024 Aconcagua season is on the move!

Climbing Aconcagua is a great way to experience high altitude climbing on onr of the famed Seven Summits. Stephen Berwanger traveled to Mendoza, Argentina from southwest Colorado and was met by Fermin Avila, our longtime Mountain Trip guide. The two of them started their hike up the Vacas Valley en route to climb the Ameghino Valley route up the tallest peak in South America.

Yesterday, they hiked eight miles through the arid desert landscape along the Rio Vacas to make camp at a site known as Pampas de Leñas. Today they are packed up and about to hike another eight miles, with just over 1000 feet of elevation gain to their second camp on the approach, Casa de Piedra.

Here’s Fermin!


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