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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Weny Sánchez, ciudadana del mundo vertical

Además de ser una guía de gran fortaleza en la altura, Weny se maneja a gusto en diversos terrenos de montaña, desde las grandes expediciones hasta 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 el macizo de […]

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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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Fine wines & good climbs

A pioneering partnership between Grajales Expeditions and Bodegas Bianchi. When you have spent two weeks looking at everything you ate and drank in terms of “carbs intake” and “proper hydration”, sitting down to a glass of fine wine can be liberating. If this happens in a roomy base camp tent (with table and chairs, no […]

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Don Gilberto Salazar, el pionero desconocido

Este arriero chileno, de fortaleza legendaria, alcanzó los 6.560 metros de altura durante el primer intento de ascenso al Aconcagua, en 1883. Güssfeldt, Zurbriggen, FitzGerald. Nombres que conocemos bien, exploradores y pioneros del Aconcagua, cuyos nombres ya son parte de la montaña. Figuran en la historia y en el terreno, a través de los glaciares […]

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Don Gilberto Salazar, the forgotten pioneer

This Chilean gaucho of legenday strength reached 6.560m in Aconcagua’s first known summit attempt.  Güssfeldt, Zurbriggen, FitzGerald; these are well known names, the pioneers of Aconcagua. They have become a part of Aconcagua and they have a place in history and in the field, with glaciers and peaks named after them. But the stories of […]

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