Full 6 climber teams will have 2 guides.
Full 10 climber teams will have a total of 3 guides.
(Usually 2 guides on the approach and 1 guide meeting at base camp or higher, like Camp II or III).
Note: on occasion some teams may have 11 climbers, this has occurred once in the last 3 seasons.
Please purchase trip cancellation insurance (see bottom of page) within 21 days of booking your trip.
November 29, 2014 – December 22, 2014
Arrive Mendoza 11/30. Depart 12/21.
December 6, 2014 – December 29, 2014 (6 Climber Team)*
Arrive Mendoza 12/7. Depart 12/28.
*This trip is designated as a “slower pace trip” and designed for those who wish to walk at a slightly slower rate
than our other departures. This trip is by no means easier then the other dates but we will try to pace
ourselves as moderately as possible, knowing the team desires this slower pace. As always we must move
at a speed allowing us to keep warm and get to camps in a reasonable and safe time frame.
December 13, 2014 – January 5, 2015
Arrive Mendoza 12/14. Depart 1/4.
December 20, 2014 – January 12, 2015
Arrive Mendoza 12/21. Depart 1/11.
December 27, 2014 – January 19, 2015
Arrive Mendoza 12/28. Depart 1/18.
January 3 – January 26, 2015 - Sold Out
Arrive Mendoza 1/4. Depart 1/25.
January 10 – February 2, 2015 (6 Climber Team)
Arrive Mendoza 1/11. Depart 2/1.
January 17 – February 9, 2015
Arrive Mendoza 1/18. Depart 2/8.
January 31 – February 23, 2015
Arrive Mendoza 2/1. Depart 2/22.
February 7 – March 2, 2015 (6 Climber Team) - Sold Out
Arrive Mendoza 2/8. Depart 3/1.
10 Climber Teams - $4,500.00 (Per Person, Double Occupancy)
6 Climber Teams - $5,300.00 (Per Person, Double Occupancy)
$700.00 deposit, due with application
Balance due 90 days prior to departure.
Land Costs Include
All land transportation in Argentina
Airport pickup on arrival
Hotel accommodations in Mendoza for one night before and one night after climb based on shared occupancy (climbers descending early may incur extra hotel fees)
Hotel accommodations in Penitentes, Argentina (dormitory style)
Meals: Alpine Ascents pays for all meals from the first night's dinner (on scheduled date) until departure from the mountain. Climbers pay for own meals upon return to Mendoza at the end of the expedition. (Breakfast is included as part of the lodging).
All group climbing gear
All group supplies, such as tents, stoves etc.
Land Costs Do Not Include
$25 Wire Transfer Fee (If Applicable)
International round-trip airfare USA - Mendoza
Climbing Permit Fee ($850 - $1150, Depending on Season)
Single Room Supplement (Hotels Only)
Argentina Entrance Fee/Reciprocity Fee
Some supplemental snacks such as candy bars - see confirmation materials
Additional hotels, meals & transportation should the climb end early
Final Transfer to airport on completion of trip (due to multiple departure schedules)
Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
All fees for early departure from team (such as non-scheduled mule transport).These fees to be outlined in confirmation materials for early departure.
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Alpine Ascents
Trip cancellation insurance
Aconcagua Cancellation/Refund Policy
Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions.
Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.
Each deposit, regardless of amount, includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.
Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 120-days prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
50% refunds will be provided 90-120 days prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
No refunds will be provided 89 days prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the 90-120 day period, as stated above.
All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.
Note: Alpine Ascents reserves the right to waive any fees. As we offer personalized service, we will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.
Trip Cancellation Insurance
As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance. In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services. In brief, Trip Cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.
Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with Travelex.
• If you are signing up online or over the phone our location number is #47-0553.
• For non-technical trips choose the Travel Select plan.
• For technical climbs choose the Travel Select Plan and select the Adventurer Plus Pak during your check out.
• There is a requirement that you sign up for your policy within 21 days of registering for your trip if you have a pre-existing condition.
• The Adventurer Plus Pak must be purchased within 21 days of your trip registration.
• Detailed policy information will be sent upon receipt of your completed application.
Please consider this insurance as evac fees (helicopter) can be very costly.
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