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Postby naturalhighalpine » Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:39 pm

Hi Zipperdoyle,
Have you ever thought of doing the Guanacos Route (Upper Valley). In my opinion it is a better and safer route. No crowds and the route is a bit longer so the acclimatization schedule is better. This route also has a higher success rate. If you're interested in that route I'd have to recommend Natural High Alpine Adventures http://www.naturalhighalpine.com/trips/aconcagua.shtml But I've got to say I'm a bit biased as I'm owner and guide for the company! I have done many successful climbs of Aconcagua via this route. Take care.
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Postby William Marler » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:58 pm

naturalhighalpine wrote:Hi Zipperdoyle,
Have you ever thought of doing the Guanacos Route (Upper Valley). In my opinion it is a better and safer route. No crowds and the route is a bit longer so the acclimatization schedule is better. This route also has a higher success rate. If you're interested in that route I'd have to recommend Natural High Alpine Adventures http://www.naturalhighalpine.com/trips/aconcagua.shtml But I've got to say I'm a bit biased as I'm owner and guide for the company! I have done many successful climbs of Aconcagua via this route. Take care.


Is this route now open again? I understood it was closed last season to reduce human impact in this still beautiful area. Would be interested to hear what the story is for this season.
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Postby naturalhighalpine » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:38 am

Hey William,
I heard it's reopening this year. Not confirmed yet, I'm still waiting to find out.
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Aconcagua guide companies

Postby Norris » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:13 pm

What about Aventuras Patagonicas? Any comments from anyone?
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby steveride » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:27 pm

I made the Aconcagua summit in January 2011 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 Recommendations

Postby PAROFES » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:21 pm

If anyone is looking for Aconcagua guide or a full expedition with acclimatizing peaks before it, I am selling the expedition to early 2013.

The guide will be Max Kaush, summited 4 times Cho Oyu as a expedition leader for summitclimb.com, around 50 andean summits including new routes, solo ascents, and 4 successful guided expeditions to Aconcagua itself.

Only US$ 3,000. You won't find for less than that. Since I am sick and I can't deal with altitude right now, not even work, I am trying to make a living with this. Otherwise I'd be with him working his clients on Cordon Del Plata, before the Aconcagua summit bid.

Just PM me or send me an e-mail.
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby robassar » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:10 pm

Our team used Grajales,we were very satisfied.Ask for Ulysses to be your guide.He has summited over 40 times by Jan 2011.
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby PAROFES » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:04 pm

robassar wrote:Our team used Grajales,we were very satisfied.Ask for Ulysses to be your guide.He has summited over 40 times by Jan 2011.


I think you misunderstood me, I'm not looking for a guinding service, I am offering this service.
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby malibutexan07 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:34 am

I recommend AP. Successfully summited with them this past climbing season. Took the Plaza Argentina route and traversed the mountain. Reasonable price for the services they offer.
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby JHBGerry » Tue May 14, 2013 4:14 pm

I am also looking for advice on which guiding company to use, as I wanted to try a local guiding company for a change.

Every time I think I have found a reputable guiding company that has received positive feedback, a post or two later there is criticism.

It makes it pretty tricky to choose.

It seems to be better to just stick with what you know, and pay more.

The experience of Deleted User is unacceptable.
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby JHBGerry » Tue May 14, 2013 4:15 pm

My last sentence may be misconstrued. What I intended to say was that the experience that Deleted User had to endure is unacceptable, and should never have happened.
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby Norris » Wed May 15, 2013 4:42 am

I highly recommend Inka Expediciones, a local company. I climbed Aconcagua with them in 2008. I booked a private trip with them including an extra acclimatization week climbing in Vallecitos for less than the cost of a group trip organized by any of the US companies offering ordinary Aconcagua trips. They have outstanding logistics and infrastructure on the mountain. I don't speak Spanish but the office staff and guides speak good English, never had any communication problems.
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby JHBGerry » Thu May 16, 2013 9:30 am

Thanks Norris - I appreciate that.
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Re: Aconcagua Guide Recommendations

Postby MountainHikerCO » Thu May 16, 2013 11:16 pm

We used Aconcagua Trek in Dec 06 – Jan 07 and were happy. We were self-guided but used them for mules and other support and in-country arrangements. We were able to a la carte as much support as we wanted.
http://www.aconcaguatrek.com/
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