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Stories: Aconcagua

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An Inside Look on a Successful Summit of Aconcagua

  Day-to-Day on South America’s Tallest Peak On January 23rd, 2023, Alpenglow Guide Roberto ‘Tico’ Morales summited Aconcagua (22,837′/6,961m) with clients Nate and Ryan. Despite challenging conditions thus far in…
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Updates from the ’22/’23 Aconcagua Climbing Season

The 2023 climbing season on Aconcagua has been nothing short of challenging. High winds, heavy snows, and bitter cold have hindered many summit attempts on the mountain throughout the season,…
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Alpenglow’s Return to the 360° Route on Aconcagua

Written by Robert Kyte   We are so excited to announce our return to the famed 360° Route for the 2022 climbing season!   Why Climb Aconcagua with Alpenglow? There…
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3 Reasons Adrian Ballinger Thinks You Should Climb Aconcagua

  Rapid Ascent™ distills the expedition down to all its highlights By preacclimatizing at home before the start of the trip, our teams spend a mere 14 days attempting Aconcagua,…
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Aconcagua 2020 – Polish Direct Route Update

In our last post, we talked about the team of Justin and Topo on their Aconcagua Rapid Ascent™, taking on the Polish Direct Route. Here’s an update on their progress….
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A view of the summit of Aconcagua, the tallest peak in South America.

Aconcagua 2020 – Climbing the Polish Glacier Direct Route

Normally, Alpenglow Expeditions Rapid Ascent™ teams climb the “360 route” on Aconcagua. The 360 route begins in Plaza de Argentina and ascends a less traveled route up the mountain, allowing…
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5 Reasons to Climb Aconcagua with Alpenglow Expeditions

You’ve gotten a taste of high altitude in Ecuador, Peru or Bolivia – and now you’re probably thinking about your next step in the high peaks of the world. Whether…
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Aconcagua Update – December 29, 2018

Aconcagua Rapid Ascent – Update From the Mountain Alpenglow’s first Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team of the season is currently (December 29) at camp 2 on Aconcagua dealing with windy conditions…
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Aconcagua Update: February 1, 2018

Cumbre!! We’ll go with the most exciting news first – this morning at 10am local time we had 4 members of our climbing team summit Aconcagua. Conditions were breezy up there…
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Aconcagua Update: January 27, 2018

We last left off with the team heading to Camp 1 on Aconcagua. That day Adrian’s team made it up in a peppy 3.5 hours. The next team followed up…
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