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Aconcagua permit

by tommarchall » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:25 pm

Hi All,

I'm planning on going to Aconcagua this dec. 2010 and i was looking at the site for Mendoza, and under the "aco" section it seems as though the cost for a 20 day permit to climb in peak season is $1800. My spanish is non existant but i seem to recall looking at this site a few months ago and the cost not being quite so high. Am i mistaking or is that what it's going for these days?

Thanks in advance,


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by John Duffield » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:15 am

I see it. High season International ascent permit $1800.00 Holy shit. I seem to remember it was much less in 2007

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by Woodie Hopper » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:23 am

Remember, the symbol for Argentine pesos is: $.

If these prices were in USD, they would most likely be listed something like: US$, USD, etc.

So, it looks like the prices are a little higher than they were last year.

I hope I saved a few from needing to clean-out their shorts!


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by tommarchall » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:05 pm

I'm feeling just a little sheepish right now. haha. Shorts are clean! thanks very much for clearing that up. I can't believe i didnt notice that one..

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by William Marler » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:39 am

Your not the first person to have a stroke when that figure is first viewed. Noticed that on a poster at the permit office. Almost fainted until it occurred to me it was the peso sign. Still a far cry from the 75 dollars it used to cost in the 80's. (•:

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