The sun is potent on Aconcagua 360 route, and it is not your friend, combined with the cold wind, which will deplete the fluid in your body. Your skin will be drier, along with the mucous membranes in your nose and throat. The sun can hit on the walk to Plaza Argentina, so make sure you are fully covered every day and not getting sunburned.
From a mental perspective, you must be prepared for strong winds continually over base camp. Having suitable clothing and equipment is essential in Aconcagua. The weather can change several times during the Aconcagua ascents, so it is very important to understand and have access to the correct layers with you. It can be up to 80 F/ 25 Celsius during the day and drop to 30 Fahrenheit at night on the way to Aconcagua Base Camp.
At Camp 3, the temperature can drop to -5 Fahrenheit / – 20 Celsius, so a wide range of equipment will be needed for this expedition. We can help you choose the correct clothing and equipment you need. First of all, I highly recommend that you take a scientific approach to your training. The Aconcagua guided climb begins with a fitness test or, better yet, a VO2 max test. Understanding the heart rate zones in which you should train will help you develop the right training program. Second, you will need previous experience at altitude. I recommend that you have been at 6,000m / 19,685ft.
It would be best if you considered Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus. Mount Elbrus helps you try on your mountaineering gear, clothing, and boots. It would be better to have climbed Island Peak 6,189m / 20,305ft or Mera Peak 6,476m / 21,246ft before considering make an Aconcagua Expedition. It would be best to have a number of high-altitude hiking and mountaineering trips under your belt. It is essential to understand how your body performs in low oxygen environments. Aconcagua has many operators, but we use the best facilities and offer the highest quality service for our trips to Aconcagua. How to climb Aconcagua is something that you will learn as your expedition progresses. Aconcagua mount can be a harsh and challenging environment, so we design an itinerary and service for maximum comfort, safety, and success. Our team was available five days a week to support my climb to Aconcagua before arriving in Mendoza. In the base camp, you will have access to a shower, in both base camps, Wi-Fi and professional food service. The standard duration of the expedition to climb the transversal route of the Vacas Valley from Mendoza to Mendoza is 19 days.