Aconcagua Since 1976
Back in 1976, Fernando Grajales Expeditions was granted the first license to operate mountaineering services at Aconcagua. Its founder, the legendary mountaineer Fernando Grajales, applied the same concepts of safety and ethics to his company that he applied to his own climbing expeditions. In a few seasons, the company became a trademark and a synonym of Aconcagua.
Four decades later, we are proud to continue breaking trails under the same clear Andean skies, ruled by the same transparent principles.
Today, Fernando Grajales Expeditions continues to be a family-owned local company, committed to our team and to our community. At the same time, we work to keep a global perspective regarding innovation and service standards. To us, “fair trade” means simply to do things fairly, as we always have. Our goal is to create safe and successful mountain experiences for our clients, whether they are mountaineers that utilize our fully-guided expeditions or international agencies that trust us with their logistics.
Towering above the surrounding Andean peaks, the summit of Mt. Aconcagua stands at 6,962 m/22,841 ft.
Mt. Aconcagua is located in the heart of the Central Andes of Argentina and is part of the Parque Provincial Aconcagua in the Mendoza province.
It is the highest mountain in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, the tallest peak on Earth outside of Asia, and the second of the Seven Summits, after Mt. Everest.
An expedition to this legendary mountain involves:
– Hiking winding trails in pristine Andean valleys;
– Being part of the international community of mountaineers that gathers at base camps;
– Experiencing the unique atmosphere of the highest regions of the Earth with its powerful shapes and colors, and cool, thin air.
All departures are 100% guaranteed: if we publish them, we run them.
“Recently completed the Polish Traverse with FGE. My third attempt but first time using Grajales. What a fantastic company to deal with. Everyone, the guides( Ilan and Herman), the camp staff the porters the mules- made you feel like you were part of their family and nothing was too much trouble, an extremely enjoyable trip and I for one will be singing the Praises to anyone who will listen of Fernando Grajales Expeditions for a long time into the future. Highly Recommend.”
” Finished the Aconcagua expedition in feb. Although we didn’t reach the summit we’re very happy with Grajales! Extremely helpful and our guide Uli was the best of all. Also the people, food and the atmosphere at base camp was amazing. We’re definitely coming back to try again, and we’re of course gonna use Grajales. “
” Recently finished an Aconcagua trip with Grajales and really appreciated the extra work that our guides continually put in to keep the expedition running smoothly. I feel that our group benefitted from their years of local knowledge and experience, plus it was fantastic to get to climb with people that have such a great attitude and love for the mountains/outdoors. “
” I’m just back from my trip with Grajales Expeditions and it was an amaising experience ! They really took good care of us, everything was well organised and all chances put on our side to reach the summit. The professionalism of our two guides really made the difference. If you want to join the adventure I highly recommend Fernando Grajales to organise it. Thanks again for all you made for us. “
” I really appreciate for taking care of me in Argentina and Aconcagua. I have returned to Japan safely, and have started to work since yesterday. If you have a chance to visit Japan, please contact me !. I would like to meet you again if there is an opportunity. Please give my kind regards to everyone. “