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Aconcagua guide company suggestion needed

Postby sunset » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:04 pm

Does anyone have experience or comments on the following Aconcagua guide companies, or any suggestions besides the followings, thanks in lot!!

Guide company
Acomara
Aconcagua Adventures
Aymará
Alaska mountian guides
Patagonicas
7summits
Sierra Mountaineering

Website
www.AconcaguaExpeditions.com
www.aconcaguaadventures.com
http//www.aymara.com.ar
http://www.mountainguidesinternational.com
http://patagonicas.com
www.7summits.com
http://sierramountaineering.com/
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Postby climb4life » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:38 am

I'd go with the last company on your list. Sierra Mountaineering is owned by Kurt Wedberg and he does an excellent job with Aconcagua trips. You will get so much more beyond your expectations and learn a lot along the way too. He does the Polish Traverse and the Polish Glacier routes.
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Postby ScottyP » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:22 pm

I have done a trip with Rodrigo of Patagonias and was very happy. I am looking at them for AC ad well as Denali. Kurt, as an aside, I found your website hard to navigate. I never could tell if you guide Denali or not. Just my .02
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Postby Woodie Hopper » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:49 pm

ScottyP wrote:I have done a trip with Rodrigo of Patagonias and was very happy. I am looking at them for AC ad well as Denali. Kurt, as an aside, I found your website hard to navigate. I never could tell if you guide Denali or not. Just my .02


I was very satisfied with my trip using Aventuras Patagonicas.

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Postby MountainHikerCO » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:38 pm

We used Aconcagua Trek, also known as Los Puquios and were happy with the service. It is run by Rudy Parra & Heber Orona. We went unguided so we used them for mules and some other support services. With them we could a la carte as much as we wanted. I can’t comment on their guides verses other companies.

http://www.aconcaguatrek.com/
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Postby km_donovan » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:50 pm

You might want to check out Daniel Alessio Expediciones

http://www.alessio.com.ar/

Daniel is a very personable guy and he is the one that owns the mules and provides services to companies like Jagged Globe. In 2003 he charges us about $1,800 USD for full service climb on the normal route. I'd check his prices.
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Postby peterline » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:37 am

Went with Grajales in Jan 2009. Really happy with the service so I recommend them
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Postby Sunny Buns » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:03 am

Mountain Madness is excellent. http://www.mountainmadness.com/

Field Touring Inc is OK, might be cheaper:

http://www.fieldtouring.com/
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Postby steveride » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:45 pm

I made the Aconcagua summit in January 2012 with 3 friends. We hired an expedition to Acomara - AconcaguaExpeditions.com and I have to say it was perfect. Our ascent was by the normal route and our guides took us to the north summit1962 m. I am able to recommend Acomara AconcaguaExpeditions is a responsible company with excellent staff.
I hope you can complete the dream of climbing Mount Aconcagua. That's incredible. Regards.
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Re: Aconcagua guide company suggestion needed

Postby malibutexan07 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:33 am

I recommend AP. Excellent return on the investment (which is less than many other guide services).
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