Aconcagua Day 3: Arriving at Plaza Argentina Base Camp.

Today we trekked the remaining distance leaving at 8:45 AM and arriving at Base Camp at 2:20 PM. We traversed the deep part of the river on mules and started climbing up rocky ridges and terrain ascending all the way to Plaza Argentina Base Camp at 4100 m (13,500 ft). Along the way, we took […]

Aconcagua Day 2: Casa de Piedra

After a breakfast of bacon and eggs, we hit the trail at 8:40 AM and continued following the Vacas river and valley. The trail was very rocky and we had to cross the river multiple times. We stopped for another nice lunch where we made tasty sandwiches followed by a 15-minute siesta. We got right […]

Aconcagua Day 1: Trekking in the Vacas Valley

We got up at a leisurely 8:30 AM this morning and had a quick breakfast. We then organized our mule loads and took a 15-minute drive to Punta de Vacas right at the edge of the Vacas river where we will begin our 31 mile trek to Plaza Argentina Base Camp. Along the way, we […]