Aconcagua climbing Routes

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and one of the Seven Summits. It is
located in Argentina, near its borders with Chile and Bolivia, but you don’t have to be an Argentine
citizen to climb it!


There are four main climbing routes on Aconcagua: Polish Glacier Route, Normal Route, North Face
Route and Polish Traverse Route. The most popular route is the Normal Route (also known as the
Horcones Valley Route). This route was established in 1897 by a Swiss guide named Paul Güssfeldt. It is
considered to be the easiest route up Aconcagua because it doesn’t require technical climbing skills or
equipment like ropes or ice axes.

If you’re interested in climbing Aconcagua, there are several options. We recommend starting with the
Normal Route (also known as The Polish Traverse), which is the most popular route on Aconcagua and
gives climbers a chance to see amazing views of both sides of the mountain. This route also offers a
variety of terrain, from glacier travel to steep rock climbing. It can take anywhere from 7-10 days
depending on weather conditions and your fitness level.

If you’re interested in climbing Aconcagua, here are some things you should know before you go:


• The weather is unpredictable. It can be hot or cold, windy or calm—but it’s always
unpredictable.
• The route up is steep and rocky, so hiking boots are highly recommended over running shoes.
• Aconcagua is an active volcano that has erupted many times in its history, so be aware that
there may be some volcanic activity at any time of year (especially during the summer months).
SummitClimb runs Aconcagua expedition from December to January every year. The cost is affordable as
compared to some of the western companies. Apart from Aconcagua expedition SummitClimb also runs
Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, K2, Elbrus, Lobuche and Island Peak expedition.

Author: Shirley