What's it like to climb Aconcagua?
You need experience walking in crampons and with the use of an ice axe but nothing more. However, the sheer height of Aconcagua, along with extremely cold temperatures on the mountain, make it a challenging ascent, even for accomplished mountaineers.
Aconcagua is one of the toughest 7 summits along with Everest and Denali. This means you can expect an average of 6 to 8 hours per day at altitudes below 7,000 metres. Summit day will involve one extremely long and/or tough day to reach maybe 6 - 12 hours total.
Can a beginner climb Mount Aconcagua?
Yes, it is possible to climb Aconcagua without any prior experience, if you are willing to put in the time and effort it takes to truly prepare for such a big mountain and accept the consequences that it may not work out how you planned, simply because you don't know how your body will respond to the altitude.
How fit do you need to be to climb Aconcagua?
In order to climb Aconcagua, you need to have an ex