Polish Traverse from £2,397
What makes this special?
Efficient, personalized service for mountain climbers from all over the world. After 30 years in business we are proud to be the first company providing services in mount Aconcagua, supplying fine assistance for demanding climbers and some the most prestigious guiding companies from all over the world.
Itinerary Map: Key landmarks and route for Polish Traverse
Day 1: Arrival in Mendoza city. Transfer airport-hotel lodging (760 m). * Hotel
Day 2: Free day in Mendoza (760 m). * Hotel
Day 3: Transfer in private vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes where the group will spend the night (2580 m). * Hotel * Vehicle 3-4 hrs
Day 4: We drive from Penitentes to Vacas Valley entry, where the approach begins. Around 4 hours later we arrive to Pampa de Lenas, our first trekking camp (2950 m). * Camp * Trekking 4hrs
Day 5: Hike to Casa de Piedra, our second trekking camp (3240 m). * Camp * Trekking 6 hrs
Day 6: Arrival to base camp, probably the hardest day of the approach (4190 m). * Camp * Trekking6-7 hrs
Day 7: Rest day at base camp (4190 m). * Camp
Day 8: Equipment carrying to camp 1 and return to base camp (4190 m). * Camp * Trekking 5 hrs
Day 9: Rest day at base camp (4190 m). * Camp
Day 10: Move to camp 1 (4800 m). * Camp * Trekking4-5 hrs
Day 11: Equipment carrying to camp 2 and return to camp 1 (4800 m). * Camp * Trekking4-5 hrs
Day 12: Rest day at camp 1 (4800 m). * Camp
Day 13: Move to camp 2, chopper camp on the Guanacos valley side, (5350 m). * Camp * Trekking5 hs
Day 14: Move to camp 3 (5839 m). * Camp * Trekking 4-5 hrs
Day 15: Summit day. To optimize the possibilities of the group to get to the summit, in case of bad weather, we will make up to 3 summit attempts.
Day 16: Second summit attempt.
Day 17: Third summit attempt (5839 m). * Camp
Day 18: Camp 3 - Normal route base camp (4350 m). * Camp
Day 19: Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes: this walk takes approximately 6/7 hours to the park entrance at Horcones Valley, from where we will be driven to Mendoza by vehicle, after picking up our gear in Penitentes (760 m). * Hotel * Trekking 6-7 hrs * Vehicle 3-4 hrs
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|Group Size:||At least 2|
Mountaineering in Aconcagua
|Base Camp:||Plaza Argentina (4,198m)|
|Route to high camp:||Traverse Polish Glacier (then Normal)|
|Route Down:||Plaza de Mulas (4,367m)|
|Days from Base Camp to Summit:||9|
About the operator
Local specialists, and the first operator to support climbers on Aconcagua. Now run by the founder's son who first climbed Aconcagua when he as 16 and has mountaineering experience from around the world.