Aconcagua: cuatro claves para un entrenamiento exitoso

“La cumbre es la frutilla del postre, la clave de una expedición al Aconcagua es vivir a pleno el día a día.” Como guías y como empresa, esa es la filosofía que transmitimos a nuestros huéspedes. Y si bien alcanzar la cima es ‘opcional’, una preparación adecuada puede ser la diferencia entre una experiencia inolvidable […]

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Training for Aconcagua
Why and How

We always communicate to our guests that reaching the summit is really the icing on the cake; make sure to enjoy all the layers. But being adequately prepared for a summit attempt is the difference between an unforgettable experience and one you’d rather forget (not to mention, much safer as well). The icing is delicious […]

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How to get lucky on Aconcagua

Fortune placed Pete McAfee on the trailhead. But hard work and a positive mindset took him to the summit. “Never let an opportunity pass you by”, says Pete McAffee. This American climber should know: he went from halfheartedly entering a contest on social media to finding himself atop the highest mountain in the world outside […]

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Aconcagua Climbing Permit Season 2023/2024

Early Bird sale: an alpine start always pays off (even with paperwork) Mt Aconcagua Park has launched its pre-season permit sale, which allows climbers to obtain their climbing tickets with a 30% off the regular price. Besides the obvious benefit of the discount, the promotion has the advantage of simplifying the always busy first days […]

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Nuevo récords en la ruta normal del Aconcagua

El ultra maratonista Tyler Andrews subió desde Horcones hasta la cumbre en 7 h 35 min, y también rompió la marca desde Plaza de Mulas hasta la cima, con 3h 32 min. by Nicolás García  El corto período de ascensos que tuvo el Aconcagua en 2021-22 bastó para que cayeran dos marcas récord icónicas del […]

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Speed ascent in Aconcagua

Tyler Andrews, an American pro runner, climbed from the trailhead to the summit in 7h 35’, and from Plaza de Mulas to the top in 3h 32’, setting new ascent records. by Nicolás García  The 2021-22 Aconcagua climbing season was reduced to a half, due to Covid restrictions. But it was all American ultrarunner Tyler […]

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Grajales Expeditions celebra 45 años abriendo huella en el Aconcagua

A mediados de los setenta, aventura y turismo eran nociones opuestas en lugar de una combinación en auge. Aún no existía el concepto de las “Seven Summits”, las mayores cumbres de cada continente. Sin embrago, un andinista mendocino decidió vender su finca y fundar un emprendimiento de servicios en el cerro Aconcagua. Su nombre era […]

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45 years Climbing Aconcagua

Grajales Expeditions celebrates 45 years breaking trail in Aconcagua! Back in the seventies, when “adventure” and “tourism” were opposing concepts rather than a trend, and the Seven Summits idea didn´t even exist, a Mendocino andinista decided to sell his farm to start up a guiding company at the very foot of Mt. Aconcagua. His name […]

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Aconcagua Climbing
The Polish Glacier Direct Route

Aconcagua’s Polish Glacier: the best of two worlds Climbing Aconcagua by the Polish Glacier Route offers the best of two worlds. The huge scale of this wild Andean glacier poses a demanding, Himalayan-like mountaineering challenge. At the same time, the straightforward logistics, well equipped camps and ease of access of Aconcagua makes it simpler than […]

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Aconcagua, slow and steady wins the race

Mountaineering training tips from Training for the New Alpinism By Ilan Zeimer > A lead guide at Grajales Expeditions with 50 Aconcagua summits under his belt. When he is not guiding in the Andes he is mountain biking and trail running in the hills outside Mendoza. For years now, I have preached to each of […]

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