MarthaP wrote:Alpinist wrote:Hotoven wrote:Alpinist wrote:OR - you can drive that new car out to CO, bag a bunch of 14ers, gain some mid-altitude climbing experience, save $1200, and go to S.America in a few years when you've saved up some more money.
RT gas OH-CO: $200
Camp Food: $10 per day
Sounds easy, but Gear is a different story. Tent, Proper sleeping bag, good backpack, stove that works at higher altitudes, and so on and so fourth. Not everyone has been in game as long as most of you, so collecting gear pays a price as well.
This past summer, I did Rainer, Adams, St. Helen's, and Mt. Hood, Also traveled to Crater lake, and various parts of the OR coast. I have family out there, so in all, it cost me 1,500.00 for three weeks of bliss! Best 15 hundred I ever spent! (Granite they had an extra car and gave me free lodging for an exchange of work around there house!)
Gear was the most expensive cost for me since I'm new to more alpine style climbing.
Right - but if he doesn't have gear then he'll have to add that to the cost for the Aco climb as well. Either way, CO is much cheaper...
Yes, and a lot of us are willing local partners/guides with an extra mattress and gear for loan.
Brad Marshall wrote:Aymara Adventures and Expeditions have group departing Mendoza on December 29th and finishing on January 16th if that fits with your schedule.
Looks like a good year to go. Most of the local guiding companies are discounting their expedition costs due to lack of interest this year.
sunset wrote:Do you know whether Aymara Adventures and Expeditions is a good company? they told me their historical summit rate is only 50% which makes me a little concerned.
juampixxx wrote:im climbbing it from the dec the 28th... my second time this year... im going with a friend.. no guides... probably a mule... i have experience there... u can facebook me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
looking forward to make a team !!!
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