Nicolas Garcia

Author of the books Montañas en alpargatas, la vida de Fernando Grajales”; “Mendoza, senderos de aventura”; texts for the book “Aconcagua: Fotografías”. Reporter, free lance writer and editor at different newspapers and magazines: Editor at Los Andes newspaper (Mendoza, Argentina); reporter at El Cronista newspaper (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Free lance articles for: La Nación (Buenos Aires); The Observer (London); Argentina’s National Ministry of Tourism. Currently, logistics, communication and texts for the Mendoza guiding company Grajales Expeditions.

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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Weny Sánchez, ciudadana del mundo vertical

Además de ser una guía de gran fortaleza en la altura, Weny es una ciudadana del mundo vertical: se maneja a gusto tanto en las grandes expediciones como en las agujas patagónicas, pasando por la roca vertical y el boulder. Con sólo 32 años, nuestra guía cuenta con 15 cumbres en el Aconcagua, varias en […]

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Weny Sánchez: at home in the (mountain) world

If the definition of cosmopolitan is “someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience of many different countries and cultures”, we could coin the term mountainpolitan to refer to Weny Sánchez. One of our strongest altitude guides, Weny feels at ease in the big mountains, the steepest Patagonian environment or the granite crags. At […]

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Buenos vinos y momentos cumbre

Acuerdo pionero entre Grajales Expeditions y Bodegas Bianchi. Tras dos semanas en la montaña, midiendo cada comida en términos de ingesta de energía y cada bebida en términos de hidratación adecuada, disfrutar de una copa de buen vino puede ser una experiencia liberadora. Si esto ocurre en el campamento base y estás celebrando el regreso […]

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