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Aconcagua Trail - Summit Section

Very Difficult

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
45% Runnable
Very Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,979' 908 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 22,607' 6,891 m
Low: 19,628' 5,983 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 27% (15°)
Max Grade: 90% (42°)

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The final trail to the highest point in South America.

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It ain't cheap.

Anyone passing above the Plaza de Mulas must not only have a permit but must pass an examination by a medical team.

Description

No technical crevase or climbing skills are needed for this summit. Just good weather, good endurance, and good acclimitization.

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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View from Camp Colera.
Jun 27, 2019 near Los Andes, CL
Above the clouds on the summit.
Jun 27, 2019 near Los Andes, CL

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