Dear Friends, Past & Coming Expedition Members!
We are very proud to have helped hundreds of mountaineers from around the world achieve their dream, reaching the summit of Mt. Aconcagua 6,962mt/22,835ft in Argentina, our specialty, -one of the famed Seven Summits-and Mt. Ojos del Salado in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the highest active volcano in the world.
For next climbing season (2012 & 2013), Aconcagua Express Expeditions in addition to his Aconcagua fix open departures schedule, will offer private 6 members expeditions departures that has the advantage to increase your summit success chances by interacting with your Lead Guide from the time you book your trip to Aconcagua, who will assist you to answer all questions, details & concerns, helping you to prepare yourself in a efficient and profitable way so you arrive to Mendoza with all aspects from A to Z clear, so you can concentrate in climbing safely to the summit. In addition, this private expeditions will offer single hotel rooms in the city of Mendoza and single tents during the trekking days – base camp included.
Most of our expeditions are leaded by international UIAGM Mountain Guides and Professional Guides with deep knowledge of the peak we offer, coming from all over the world to secure expertise, safety & success in all summits we offer in the Andes.
We are happy to count today with an impeccable and successful record in the high Andes and we work to keep this status planning super carefully our treks and expeditions from the acclimatization, progress, food, tents, safety tools, etc…. Our goal is very simple; to keep helping climbers and trekkers achieve their mountain dreams with safety & success with a clear life experience!
Most of our expeditions and treks are demanding and rewarding with great comfort during the city days and full control from A to Z.
Aconcagua Express Expeditions has also add the Patagonia treks including the beautiful Torres Del Paine and Los Glaciers Nationals Parks 16 days fabulous trek, in the north we add San Pedro de Atacama 6 days treks, and in the Pacific ocean the Easter Island 5 days walk, this been a wonderfull way to end any of our mountain excursions.
We look forward seeing your and sharing any of our life time expeditions & treks experience.
Joaquin Oyarzun B.
Why Climb with Aconcagua Express Expeditions
1. Success Rates
Our summit success rate is unparalleled.
2. Best acclimatization program
We offer programs that allow the best chance of acclimatization, with many days of rest on lower camp, drinking a lot and eating very well. Our acclimatization process consist of climbing to the higher camp to carry gears and come back to sleep on the lower camp. Moreover we have 3 days to attempt the summit, so we have plenty of time to wait for the best physical and weather conditions.
3. Best Professional Mountain Guides
All our guides are professional certified mountain guide. Mostly local guides that have climbs many time the Aconcagua through the different routes every year.
4. Perfect Clients To Guides Ratio
We use a guide for 3 clients only on the Ameghino Upper Guanacos, Polish and Traverse, Polish Glaciar route and a guide for 4 clients on the Normal route.
We offer porters for tents, for all the expeditions to the Aconcagua (service included in our price !). We have our own porter team. We use mules to carry all gears to base camp and then porters for tents to high camps.
6. Only 12 clients maximum
For experience we know that the maximum of climbers per expedition shouldn’t be more than 12.
7. Best High Altitude Mountain Equipment
We use best mountain equipment such as a Mountain Hardware & North Face Tents
8. Best Safety Support
Our guides are equipped with oximeter to measure the saturation of oxygen of each client allowing daily control and safety in the route to the summit. Hyperbaric chamber
9. Permanent communication
Satellite phone: All our expeditions carry a satellite phone for safety and clients communication needs.
Radio Communication: Both base camp are equipped of VHF 2 mt & BLU HF radio communication equipment.
10. Twenty Four (24) Years Aconcagua’s most Professional & Impeccable Safety Record
Aconcagua Express Expeditions can claim that had ZERO accident in 22 years operation, none injury, nor death.
Your family & friends can follow your progression on the mountain directly from our web page.
12. Client’s References
Who can speak better about a company than their own clients ? We publish on our website all the commentaries that the clients send us after an expedition. Some allow us to give their e mail address and you feel free to contact them to know better about us.
13. Environment friendly
Leave no trace, etc… Gamow Bag
14. The Most Valuable Price
You can compare between the companies and you will realize that we offer the fairest rates when you analyze our offer which include the most key aspect for a successful Aconcagua climb (18 to 20 days depending the program) including Porters for common gear!.
15. Five-star hotels
We use in Mendoza only five-stars hotels, the NH Hotel or Hyatt. In Penitentes we use the best hotel in town Hotel Ayelen.
16. Complete Registration Package
When you get registered for an expedition we send you a complete registration package, including a Topographic Map, The Aconcagua, “Summit of America” book by Mauricio Fernandez, travel information, equipment long list, training program, how to pack your luggage, etc…
17. Safe Gear Storage
We use a local in Penitentes and tents on both Base Camps to storage clients’ gears. They are safe and allow you to not carry unnecessary gear on the mountain.
18. Nutritious food
Fresh food on base camp / good high camp diet
Best ground transportation vehicle, including airport pick up, private transport.