Trip Reports

Dec 20 Aconcagua – Base Camp

The December 20 Aconcagua Team enjoyed a scenic helicopter ride from the Horcones Valley. They had a beautiful vantage point of Aconcagua and its myriad of drainages coming off of the mountain and the many valleys surrounding it. They flew directly to Plaza Argentina Base Camp which sits at 13,800’ (4,200 m). Here they can relax…

Dec 20 Aconcagua – Meet the Team!

Truly the “Roof of the Americas,” Cerro Aconcagua, at 22,841 ft. (6,962 meters) is not only the highest mountain in South America, but also the highest peak outside of Asia. Located just east of the border between Chile and Argentina, the glaciated mountain rises above a very arid environment. Approaching the mountain feels very similar…

Welcome the Aconcagua Team!

After meeting in Mendoza, Argentina, our first Aconcagua team is on their way up the trail to base camp! This family of three 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…

Kilimanjaro Wrap Up

Jason writes in to give us a final update on the Kilimanjaro Trek: What a journey it has been. All the preparation and training required to show up ready to climb one of the tallest peaks in the world with a group of unfamiliar people in an unfamiliar place is like nothing else. We all climb…

Kilimanjaro Team Summits Today!

The team stood on top of Kilimanjaro today! The left the Arrow Glacier camp in the middle of the night, climbing up through the Western Breach to reach the summit crater at sunrise. They continued across the flat crater floor, and then climbed the last bit up the remnant crater rim to the highest point…