Being the highest mountain in the Americas, Mount Aconcagua not only attracts thousands of climbers every year, but also acts as a stunning backdrop for nearby day and weekend hikers. Get all the info here.
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Entrance to Aconcagua Park from Route 7 near Puente del Inca (NO BIKES IN Aconcagua park - this tourist just wanted to get the shot at the entrance!)
Laguna Los Horcones
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Itinerary: Day 1: We will leave Mendoza City, take the international route Nº 7 through the Andes Range, and arrive in Horcones. From there we will take the path that will lead us to the Horcones Lake. After trekking for an hour, we will reach the suspension bridge over Horcones River.
Mendoza Wine Experience
Tour Operator: Aconcagua
Trekking travel is more than a company, it is a big family which is able to give you safe service while visiting Los Andes Mountain Range and all the places that surrounds it.
A classical trek into the heart of the Andes. From there, we're able to see Aconcagua's South Face, with its nearly 3.000 vertical meters from the base, and covered with gigantic glaciers.
From the city of Mendoza, passing International Route 7, through the Central Andes to reach Horcones, 3 hours away. Then begins the path that leads to the Laguna de Horcones, reached after an hour's walk, the Hanging Bridge. Then begins the "Quebrada del Durazno", where we stop to rest and admire the scenery. Entering two hours in the park, we got to Confluence, our destination.
We will visit the Colossus of America The Cerro Aconcagua lookout, with an altitude of 6962 meters over the sea level, if the road conditions and the weather would let us we will keep on travelling up to the monument of the Cristo Redentor placed up to 4200 meters over the sea level, just at the forefront of Cerro Santa Elelna. At the end we will get back to Mendoza.
Kahuak - Tourism in Mendoza
3-day Trekking - Plaza Francia; 5-day Trekking - Plaza de Mulas
Mendoza Wine Experience
Tour Operator: Aconcagua
Trekking towards the South Face of the Aconcagua Hill, from there it is possible to watch the magnificent south face of the highest mountain of the American Continent; you will be satisfied just gazing at it.
Trout & Wine Tours
Here we take a short walk to Horcones pond and view the tallest mountain outside the Himalayas (weather permitting).
Climbing permits are only available in Mendoza City, not at the park itself. This season the permit process must be initiated on the Internet. You don't need that permit to enter the park and walk/hike up to Laguna Los Horcones, but there is a 10 pesos fee at the park entrance. Click on the logo to the left to get the official information, or let an Aconcagua tour company walk you through.
Business dedicated to selling products for activities such as fishing, camping, watersports, hunting, clothes and classes. In Mendoza City.
El Puma Pesca
A young, innovative minded company with a complete line of outdoor gear releated to camping, hiking, fishing, and related outdoor acitvities.
Casa Orviz is a store specialized in selling or renting mountain equipment.
Business dedicated to selling products for activities such as fishing, camping, watersports, hunting, clothes and classes. In Uco Valley.
Weather info - nearby Mt. Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina
Weather - "Puente del Inca":
Puente del Inca (Spanish "The Inca's Bridge"), is practically across the street from the entrance to the Aconcagua park. While weather on the mountain can drastically differ from Puente del Inca, this is a good indication of weather around the park entrance. ("Puente del Inca is a natural arch that forms a bridge over the Vacas River, a tributary of the Mendoza River. In the early twentieth century there was a big thermal resort and Spa that used the hot springs to cure some illnesses (a spa still survives further down the river at Cacheuta). There was a train station that is still standing there, and tourists arrived by train to the resort." Source: Wikipedia )
Three Qatari volunteers to climb Aconcagua tomorrow
The Peninsula, January 7, 2014
"...The team is carrying out intensive training for their imminent mission, including cycling in Italy and climbing in the Alps..."
Bodies of 2 American Climbers Found in Argentina
nytimes, January 6, 2014
"...Search and rescue efforts, delayed by storms, found only the climbers’ belongings and safety ropes..."
West Chester man almost summits peak in Argentina
The Times Herald, June 3, 2013
"Beckridge went on the trip with nine other climbers and three guides. They started at base camp and set up a series of high camps as they climbed to help the body adjust..."
DHS student climbs highest mountain in Americas
State Gazette, May 30, 2013
"After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, 17-year-old Jim Heckethorn had a unique opportunity earlier this year to climb Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America..."
MOUNTAINEERS: Climber shares stories of trip to Argentina
The News Tribune, May 12, 2013
"Davis took part in wine tours of Mendoza, worked on a farm and reached the windswept summit of Aconcagua, the 22,837.3-foot peak in the Andes."
Aconcagua a tough trek even for experienced climbers
The Gazette, March 24, 2013
"Climbers are evacuated from base camp via helicopter almost every day after developing high altitude pulmonary edema or high altitude cerebral edema..."
If mountains won't go to Google, it goes to mountains
The Sydney Morning Herald, March 20, 2013
"With Google Maps, you can instantly transport yourself to the top of these peaks and enjoy the sights without all the avalanches, rock slides, crevasses and dangers from altitude..."
Google Street View Touches World's Highest Peaks--Well, Almost
Fast Company, March 19, 2013
"They went up Argentina's Aconcagua peak--all 22,841 feet of it--as well as Mount Elbrus in Russia, Kilimanjaro, and getting as far up Everest..."
Wine Republic, March 10, 2013
"If you want to climb Aconcagua this season or next, make sure you go with a well-recognized guiding group and get the appropriate insurance cover for all eventualities..."
A memorial climb
Sequim Gazette, March 7, 2013
"This two-night/three-day trek along the sparsely vegetated Vacas River afforded us our first real view of Aconcagua..."
Laying the smackdown on 'Mount Death'
Bermuda Sun, February 23, 2013
"We’ll be at 19,600 feet at our high camp and we’ll have enough provisions for three days..."
Services on Saturday for Dave Reinhart and Eric Nourse
Biz Journals, 10 January 2013
"Reinhart and Nourse both died over the New Year’s weekend while attempting to summit Argentina’s cerro Aconcagua..."
Two U.S. climbers die on Argentina's Aconcagua
Mercurynews, Jan 2, 2013
"He never wanted to die. He's just a large risk- taker," Greg Nourse said of his brother..."
This Day Live, Dec 22, 2012
"Come 2013, I’ll be taking on three new mountains - Aconcagua which is the highest mountain in South America, which is over 20,000 feet above sea level..."
Ride Sets Scene For Mountain Climb
The Murray Valley, Dec 20, 2012
"Mr Barker sets out on his 21-day exhibition of climbing the Aconcagua on January 10..."
The First 10 Days: The Progress, new climbs, and BIG climb added.
Digital Journal, Dec 17, 2012
"This mountain is picturesque and I'm really excited to get there..."
Boston Female Undertakes Mt. Aconcagua Charity Climb for Rape Crisis Center
Marketwire, Dec 6, 2012
"Having overcome her own mountain, Dopfel is climbing Mount Aconcagua for another reason: to help empower others to overcome their..."
Dos Personas Fueron Rescatadas Del Aconcagua Y Se Encuentran Hospitalizadas Fuera De Peligro
Diario Uno, 06 de diciembre de 2012
"El episodio comenzó el martes a las 20 horas luego de que la pareja de andinistas llamaran por teléfono satelital a la base y avisaran que estaban retrasados para hacer cumbre..."