Aconcagua (22,840ft/6962m) is the highest mountain in the American Continent and one of the Seven Summits. It is valued by thousands of mountaineers in search of a highly demanding effort in altitude or are preparing for an 8000m peak in the Himalayas.
“The Stone Sentinel” as the native called it, rises on the west side of Argentina, in the province of Mendoza. It is part of the Andes mountain range that Argentina and Chile share.
In addition, Aconcagua has always been important for human civilizations. The Incas, the strongest ancient culture from the Andes, considered Aconcagua as a temple; handcraft, special objects and even a mummy have been found as evidence.
This itinerary offers an alternative: instead of acclimatizing while climbing Aconcagua, the acclimatization takes place while climbing another mountain: Mt.Vallecitos (5500m). This difference has several advantages. The climbers on this expedition have a better and gradual acclimatization, the chance to know another part of the mountain range in the same area but less crowded, and also they will climb another famous mountain and gain the experience of climbing two summits instead of only one.