Trip Reports

Aconcagua Team at Confluencia Camp

The journey has begun and they are at the Confluencia Camp (3400 m/11,150 ft) on the approach to Aconcagua. On the approach to basecamp, they’re trekking with a day pack and the expedition gear is carried by Mules up the Horcones Valley. Our team will take an extra day at the Confluencia Camp to acclimatize…

Headed Back to Aconcagua!

Our Aconcagua team is assembled in Mendoza, Argentina, and poised to head up the trail tomorrow morning.  Two climbers will be accompanied by our longtime Aconcagua guide, Fermin Avilà. Fermin has summited Aconcagua more than 30 times, and has been leading trips for Mountain Trip for the last decade. Aconcagua is the tallest peak in…

Cerro Pissis Team Back in Town

The guys are back down in the town of Cortaderas this evening enjoying the little luxuries of running water and a bed after their summit attempt yesterday. It sounds like they all had a great experience traveling in Argentina, visiting some small towns high in the Andes, and attempting to summit the third highest peak…

High Camp Cerro Pissis

James called in from high camp on Cerro Pissis for the evening expedition dispatch! They moved up with all their gear today and will get some rest before heading for the summit in the pre-dawn hours of the morning. They’ve got about 3,000 feet of climbing left to do to reach the 6,795 meter (22,293…

Pissis Team Headed to High Camp Today

The guys spent last night up at Camp 1 and are already heading to High Camp today! They’ll shoulder their packs after breakfast today and head up to their High Camp at just under 19,000 feet. If everyone is feeling well and the weather continues to cooperate, they’ll head for the summit tomorrow (Friday) morning.…

Cerro Pissis Team in Base Camp

James called in from base camp this evening from Cerro Pissis after a nice dinner. They are settled in at just over 15,000 feet, acclimating and preparing to move up to Camp 1 in the next couple of days. The weather continues to look good and they’re all doing great! The next move will be…

Cerro Pissis Team in Base Camp

The climbers are in base camp tonight at 15,000 feet in the Andes looking up at Cerro Pissis. It’s a big jump in altitude from where they’ve been staying, but they’ve been climbing up to 13,000-14,000 feet for a couple of days now to acclimatize to this new height. They’re finally staying in tents after…