Aconcagua Season Begins!

Hi family and friends, We are excited to be the first Alpine Ascents team embarking on an Aconcagua expedition this season. Yesterday afternoon we met to check through our gear preparations and then shared an evening meal together. The food in Mendoza is amazingly delicious and we packed away hearty portions of steak, empanadas, local cheeses and cured meats. Today we are on our way to the mountains and will spent the night just outside of the park entrance tonight. Saludos!

Aconcagua BLOG

  • 2022 Aconcagua Webinar

    If your 2022 winter plans include climbing the Stone Sentinel, check out the webinar we hosted on October 4th.  Lead Aconcagua Guide, Rachel Molstad, outlined both climbing routes and what to expect on the expedition.   Our Gear Manager, Ciara Sampaio, walked us through gear considerations along with helpful information on porters, money, and pre-trip logistics.  […]

  • Is My Training Working?

    Is my training working? Whether explicitly spoken or implied, this is the question many climbers ask of themselves, their friends, and perhaps their guides. At Alpine Ascents, we hear this question weekly. While the best answer to this question requires a comprehensive understanding of you and your objective, there are simpler ways to get a […]

  • Not on the Gear List, But in our Backpacks

    Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains, not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]

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