It is not that he only been to Aconcagua once made Calvin Hebert not a good guider for Aconcagua, it is his attitude and personality, a few examples:
1. When there was not enough dinner cooked, and I went to ask for more food, he just said: “ dinner is over, no food until breakfast”.
2. After 16,000ft, he told us: too hard to boil water, 1 liter hot water each for morning and night. At that altitude and temperature, I definitely will provide myself more hot water if I am doing this trip by myself, not mention I paid almost $4,000 for the service.
3. At basecamp, we found out that our schdule is different from what’s on Aventuras Patagonicas’s website also what we were told before signed up, eg. only 3 campsites vs 4, etc. When we asked for the reason, Calvin just said:” you are in reality, forget about the website, I never look at the website and I don’t know what’s up there”
Despite all the complains we gave to Aventuras Patagonicas after the trip, we still haven’t heard any response/action from them.
Woodie Hopper wrote:I'm sorry to learn of your experience. I had a very good trip with them two years ago, despite the fact that our main guide had never climbed Aconcagua before and his partner had been on top once.