W e’ll be attempting the impressive Polish Glacier, after approaching the mountain through its northeast side and setting base camp at Plaza de Mulas. We’ll then reach Confluencia Camp before summit day, where we´ll traverse to the route and climb the steep slopes of the glacier, using ice climbing and glacier traveling techniques in a challenging summit day. This is a tough challenge, for experienced and very fit mountaineers.
● Attempt a real challenging technical route on a 1:1 climber to guide ratio.
● Take advantage of the best acclimatization program, visiting Cordon del Plata for technical test climbs and attempting of Cerro Cuerno before getting to the higher camps.
● Enjoy the best basecamp facilities, with free showers, free wi-fi, the most comfortable domes, great food and no crowds.
● Experience the personalized service that makes Andes Mountain Guides the best option in Aconcagua.
The Polish Direct
We start our trip at Mendoza, famous for its wines and culture before getting up to the mountains of Cordon del Plata . Here we start our acclimatization process and attempt a technical route on one of the 5k meter peaks in the area. Later we get to the winding path of the Ruta 7, which connects Argentina with Chile, making our first stop at Uspallata, where we prepare the loads for the mules.
From here we begin our trek that will take us to witness the impressive South Face and later to Plaza de Mulas, our base camp. After climbing Cerro Cuerno at 5400 meters we start moving up s though a couple of high camps until getting to Confluencia Camp, where we get ready for the climb.
On summit day, we start with a 2 hours traverse to reach the base of the glacier by sunrise. We climb short roped until reaching the Bottleneck where wedoa few pitches on 70 degrees ice slopes. On the top section we deal with a rock section before getting to the ridge which will take us to the summit.
An amazing climb, tough and technical, which requires great endurance and experience on climbing at high altitude
Why come with us?
AMG offers the highests standards on 1:1 guided climbs. Being a small company specialized on custom trips, we keep our Polish Direct expedition with the same spirit, offering a personalized service in every aspect, with the advantage of having an office both in Argentina and in the USA. Our guides are fully IFMGA certified, elite alpinists with extensive experience working not only in Aconcagua but all around the world.
“Juan and I took the challenging Polish Glacier route December-January 2017, and looking back I wouldn’t want to climb it with anybody else. Juan is not only a phenomenal guide but also a great guy, and someone I consider to be a great friend now as well. Every quality you could want in a guide, Juan possessed; I always felt everything was under control at all times, and more importantly, I felt safe. As a bonus, Juan is great at cooking, eating will not be a problem no matter what the altitude!”
Sinclair Myrick, Palo Alto, CA