Looking for a potential partner or groups for Aconcauaga. I know this is way in advance but I have a busy schedule so I need to plan far out.
The tentative plan is to hire logistics up to base camp but do the rest solo. So we would have rides to the mountain and mules to base camp, as well as access to the mule companies toilets/water at base camp. I have been in contact with a outfitter already.
I strated as a backpacker/thru hiker 5 or 6 years ago. I found I enjoy mountains far more. My notable peaks are Kilimanjaro, Mt Stanley/ Margarita Peak in the Rwenzori’s (Uganda), Baker, Rainer, Washington (NH, winter ascent) and several Adirondack peaks (winter ascent). I am also a ice climber though that won’t help on Aconcauaga.
Here is the theoretical schedule though open to changes, just a baseline idea
Day 1: Leave USA
Day 2: Flight arrives late am Mendoza
Car pickup from airport
Permit in Mendoza
Day 3: Penitentes
Car to Penitentes, Leave early!!
Relax maybe short afternoon hike
Day 4: Trailhead to Confluencia Camp
Late start, afternoon arrival
Mules transport Gear to Plaza de Mulas
Stay in bunk so we don’t have to carry extra gear?
Day 5: Arrive at Plaza de Mulas
Rest or Carry to Canada
Carry to Nido
Carry to Niko (pick up stuff from Canada)
Full Board, get some big meals before the summit bid