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Aconcagua Climbing Permit – Important Information

People from most countries require no visa to enter Argentina (check if your country needs a visa), but to gain admittance to Aconcagua Provincial Park, various permits must be obtained, a condition introduced

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Aconcagua Climbing Season – Best Time to Climb Aconcagua

Aconcagua is a beautiful mountain sculpted by glaciers. It the second-highest of the Seven Summits at 22,841 feet – Everest is 29,029 feet. Aconcagua is more than 4,000 feet higher than any of the other

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Aconcagua Weather and Forecast Information

Because Aconcagua is such a large geographic structure, it often creates its own weather. The climate surrounding Aconcagua is affected by a number of factors including marine currents, winds and orography.

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Climb Aconcagua Cost – The Financial Stuff to Consider

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, the second-highest of the much-sought-after Seven Summits, is the goal of many a mountaineer, being much cheaper than Everest and less technical than most high mountains if you

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Aconcagua Facts And Figures

Mount Aconcagua, which in Spanish is Cerro Aconcagua, is in the province of western Mendoza in west-central Argentina, on the border with Chile. It’s the largest mountain outside of Asia and one

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How High is Aconcagua?

How high is Aconcagua actually? Whilst we all know these days that Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Americas standing at 6,962 meters, this was not always the case. During the 1900s there was considerable

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Aconcagua Training – How to be Perfectly Prepared

People capable of running a marathon can fail to summit Aconcagua because they are overconfident. You will have to devote four to six months to training for as much as an hour-and-a-half four times a week.

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Mount Aconcagua Map and Route Profiles

Standing high above the Andean mountains is the colossal form of Aconcagua. Part of the Seven Summits, Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Americas and one of the most popular trekking mountains in

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Aconcagua Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

Climbing to high altitude always comes with risks. This is certainly true of Aconcagua where less than 50% of climbers reach the summit. The main reason for this low success rate is Acute Mountain Sickness

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Deaths on Aconcagua – Facts and Figures

Aconcagua is believed to have the highest death rate of any mountain in South America – around three a year – which has earned it the nickname, “Mountain of Death.” This is because it’s so

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