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Seven summit

Aconcagua Polish Traverse

Reach the summit and return to civilization via the stunning Horcones Valley

With the oppor­tu­ni­ty to see all aspects of the moun­tain dur­ing the cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion, and reach the high­est point in the West­ern Hemi­sphere, this sure­ly ranks among our most reward­ing expe­di­tions. This trip offers par­tic­i­pants the chance to test their endurance at high alti­tude with­out the com­plex­i­ties of glac­i­er trav­el, but still in a full-blown expe­di­tion con­text. And, for those desir­ing to climb on Himalayan expe­di­tions to the 8000-meter giants, this climb pro­vides excel­lent train­ing and expe­ri­ence at high­er altitudes.

Price

  • Aconcagua Pol­ish Traverse

    $5,900 – 21 Days / Includes trav­el time

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $200

Dates

Custom Dates Available — Contact Us

Policies

Itinerary

Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Men­doza, Argenti­na on Day 2. You can arrive any time on Day 2. This neces­si­tates an overnight flight from the U.S. begin­ning on Day 1 of the itin­er­ary. Typ­i­cal­ly, the route to Men­doza is through San­ti­a­go, Chile. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel.

Your return flight home will also be an overnight flight depart­ing from Men­doza dur­ing the day on Day 20 of the itin­er­ary for a night flight back to the U.S. or your final des­ti­na­tion. Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with flight schedule

Equipment

  • Aconcagua Pol­ish Traverse

    $5,900

    21 Days / Includes trav­el time

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Elevation

22,841 ft / 6962 m

Route

Vacas Val­ley — Pol­ish Tra­verse — Hor­cones Valley

Guide Ratio

3:1 climber to guide ratio + option to add a porter

Difficulty

Advanced Beginner

Climbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Basic knowledge and experience would be required for objectives with some rock climbing.

Sample Training Trips to Do Before Aconcagua