Aconcagua Expedition

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Date is tentative
Mendoza, Argentina

Join us as we climb the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas, Aconcagua. We’ll summit one of the seven summits while we honor our loved ones.

Entry to this trip is rolling and once we reach 9 participants we will no longer be accepting climbers. Email expeditions@taps.org to let us know your interest.

 

Aconcagua Photo: TAPS purchased

OVERVIEW

The trip to the summit of Aconcagua is both exhilarating and exhausting, and we encourage you to learn more about the trek visiting the website of Alpine Ascents. While unique and rewarding, this expedition is physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. Aconcagua is a peak which requires previous mountaineering experience. Read more below to understand the extent of the requirements. 

We hope you’ll contact us to learn more about the trip and sign up at expeditions@taps.org after taking time to consider your current physical and emotional strength and resilience.

 

SCHEDULE

PRE-TRIP: There will be monthly team meetings via conference calls or video calls that are mandatory for participants in order to form a team bond and gain familiarity with each other. You will have access to our Facebook group, which will include participants from this expedition, as well as those who have climbed the mountain previously.

THE TRIP: This trip will depart in January of 2024, exact dates are pending. It is a long trip due to the nature of the climb and will be 21 days from start to finish.

Our trip includes an exciting and breath-taking itinerary that travels the Normal Route on the mountain.

POST-TRIP: We fully expect your team members to become your family and an ongoing support network long after the TAPS Expedition is complete. You'll be provided with a directory following the expedition to keep in touch with each other.

 

TRIP FEES

Expeditionary costs are NOT covered by TAPS. The cost of the trip is $4900* per person for the trek (a $1000 discount for TAPS participants) and does not include your international airfare to/from Argentina, visas, passport fees. Fees for the trip will be paid directly to our trekking guides at Alpine Ascents.

*This price is contingent on 9 participants signing up. If 9 participants are not secured, the price will increase.

 

LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION

You will need to arrange airfare to/from Argentina, but will not need to secure any sort of further transportation. Lodging will also be provided. 

 

SKILL LEVEL

This rigorous expedition requires previous mountaineering experience including a large peak as well as snow and ice skills. If you do not have snow and ice skills, a 3 day climb of Mount Baker or Rainier in the fall may be done through Alpine to gain necessary skills.

This expedition is physically, mentally and emotionally challenging, and your current health should be taken into consideration as you consider this trip. Aconcagua requires months of training and a high level of physical fitness. You will climb for more than two weeks at a high elevation with a pack of 35-45 pounds (although a porter can be arranged for an additional fee). Please see the "Are you Ready" section of Alpine Ascents website to understand the challenges of this mountain.

 

Participation Deadline

Entry to this trip is rolling and once we reach 9 participants we will no longer be accepting climbers. Email expeditions@taps.org to let us know your interest.


If you have any questions, please contact us at expeditions@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).