Looking for Aconcagua climbing partner

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by xDoogiex » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:03 am

Hell yeah Alpinist! I'm in the process of buying gear still. It will happen sooner then later.

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by Hotoven » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:04 am

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
Lodging: $0
Camp Food: $10 per day
Experience: priceless



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. :D


I hope your right, I just bought a ticket to Evergreen CO! :D

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by xDoogiex » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:28 am

I shall keep that in mind MarthaP.

Hotoven if we drive out to CO we could stop by and climb mt. Hell flower!

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Thanks!

by sunset » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:14 pm

Thanks for all your replies & feedbacks.

Now more prefer Polish Glacier route & hope can find (a) partner(s) to do it ourselves.

Any recommendations on the guide company are also welcome & appreciated

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by Brad Marshall » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:29 pm

Aymara Adventures and Expeditions have group departing Mendoza on December 29th and finishing on January 16th if that fits with your schedule.

http://www.aymara.com.ar/

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.

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by sunset » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:11 pm

Thanks a lot for your information!

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.

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.

http://www.aymara.com.ar/

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.

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by John Duffield » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:54 pm

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.



Maybe I'm a wimp but that isn't that stat that would concern me. A 50% summit rate seems acceptable. Esp if they don't have much of a screening process to filter out the people that really shouldn't be attempting this monster of a mountain. Most guiding companies filter as they go.

A higher summit rate with dead and injured clients would concern me.

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by Outside » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:23 am

I met a group of Aramaya guides at base camp last january and spent some time with them even though they were not our outfitter. Great folks, genuine concern for their clients but I have no feedback on their guiding.

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by Outside » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:23 am

I met a group of Aramaya guides at base camp last january and spent some time with them even though they were not our outfitter. Great folks, genuine concern for their clients but I have no feedback on their guiding.

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Re: Looking for Aconcagua climbing partner

by juampixxx » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:11 pm

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 netarar@gmail.com

looking forward to make a team !!!


cheersss!!

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Re: Looking for Aconcagua climbing partner

by Hotoven » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:16 pm

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 netarar@gmail.com

looking forward to make a team !!!


cheersss!!


Just to let you know, you might want to start a new thread since this was started in 2009.
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Re: Looking for Aconcagua climbing partner

by juampixxx » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:15 pm

thanks Hotoven... didnt see it...

cheerrss...

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Re: Looking for Aconcagua climbing partner

by juampixxx » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:18 pm

ANyone going in a few more days ???

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