Aconcagua Trail - Summit Section
ElevationAscent: 2,979' 908 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 22,607' 6,891 m
Low: 19,628' 5,983 m
GradeAvg Grade: 27% (15°)
Max Grade: 90% (42°)
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“The final trail to the highest point in South America.”— Russell Hobart
Anyone passing above the Plaza de Mulas must not only have a permit but must pass an examination by a medical team.
The summit and the mountain in general can be brutally windy.
From the Camp Colera, head up the blunt spine and power up. After about a mile, you pass the Refugio Independencia (a small hut used for emergencies). From here, you cut across a steep face for the next mile. The trail then goes through an open gully for the next 1/4 mile until you make the rounded top where you can finally summit Aconcagua.
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Land Manager: Parque Provincial Aconcagua