Aconcagua Fast Track Expedition

Aconcagua Fast Track Expedition

From £9,395
Altitude 6,962m Grade: 1C

Named ‘Acconcahuac’ (the stone sentinel) by the Incas, Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Southern and Western hemispheres, the second highest of the Seven Summits and the world’s highest summit outside of the Himalaya.

Aconcagua Fast Track is a highly supported expedition that reduces the duration of our Aconcagua 360° Expedition into just two weeks. Time is saved by acclimatise at home using a hypoxic tent for four weeks prior to the expedition start date. Acclimatised you will fly by Helicopter into Plaza Argentina basecamp 4100m and make your ascent by the false Polish traverse route from the east, a much less frequented and beautiful route. The descent is via the Normal Horcones Route to Plaza de Mulas in the west from where you helicopter out. You will require previous mountaineering experience to 4800-5000m, combined with a high level of fitness, commitment, and determination.
Time away from home or work is always a difficult balance for high altitude expeditions. In recent years using a Hypoxic Tent at home to assist with pre-acclimatisation is gaining momentum as a way of reducing the time away.
The altitude tent goes above your bed for a minimum of four weeks to gain benefits equal to around 4-5000m. We will provide full instructions and a training programme to ensure maximum efficiency and safety in training. The system is delivered/collected by DHL

Our climbing Services are the very best and we have achieved outstanding summit success over many years. Highest quality base camp and food, porters to assist climbers in moving gear up the mountain, (porters carry group gear, tents, stoves fuel) The combination of our high-quality Base Camps, porter support, and pre acclimatization allows those climbing Aconcagua an excellent chance of reaching the summit. This route is non-technical.

Why Aconcagua Fast Track with Adventure Peaks

  • Expedition leader from the UK and a regular team of local Argentinian mountain guides to give a 1:3 ratio on summit day! 1:1 or 1:2 guiding available.
  • Helicopter to and from Basecamp
  • Pre-acclimatisation in a hypoxic tent for a shortened Aconcagua Fast Track expedition
  • High-altitude porters to carry group equipment and remove rubbish and human waste.
  • Communal tent at camp 1 & 2 and a cook tent at camp 3 allowing you better opportunities to relax
  • High Quality food. A cook team prepares food in BC and our guides prepare all meals above BC using a variety of fresh ingredients avoiding the use of freeze-dried food.
  • Adventure Peaks has been operating successfully on Aconcagua for over twenty years and we have gradually developed what we see as the best overall approach to the mountain, giving you the best chance to acclimatize and retain strength for your summit bid.
  • 100% trip success for 2019/20 (prior to covid) and 2022 season.

Previous experience/fitness

Our fast-track Aconcagua is non-technical and is suitable for fit mountain walkers who have previously been to around 5500m and used ice axe and crampons. In comparison to 5-6000m peaks such as Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua is much more of a “proper” expedition, and a definite step-up in overall difficulty and hardship. Having good knowledge of your kit and being able to look after yourself while on the mountain will help you enjoy the trip and give you the best chance of success.

The Summit Day on Aconcagua will prove to be extremely tiring, and you must therefore make sure you are very mountain fit and used to long mountain days.

Wild camping experience will help prepare you for daily life on expedition and the potential harsh environment. If you don’t already have this experience then you may benefit from our Scottish Winter Expedition Skills courses, or Aconcagua training weekends in the Lake District

Dates & Prices

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Flight Inclusive
With Flight
Land Only
With Flight
2nd Dec 2023 - 16th Dec 2023 Spaces15 £9,395£10,495 Book Now
16th Dec 2023 - 30th Dec 2023 Spaces15 £9,395£10,495 Book Now
26th Dec 2023 - 9th Jan 2024 Spaces15 £9,395£10,495 Book Now
6th Jan 2024 - 20th Jan 2024 Spaces15 £9,395£10,495 Book Now
27th Jan 2024 - 10th Feb 2024 Spaces15 £9,395£10,495 Book Now
10th Feb 2024 - 24th Feb 2024 Spaces15 £9,395£10,495 Book Now

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.


Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

Single Tent BC £150
Single tent C1 to C3 £480
Private Guide Summit Day £1,300
Private Guide BC - Summit £2,200
Single Room (4*) £200
Hyatt Hotel Upgrade (2 Hotel Nights) £280
Personal Tracker £200

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • ATOL financial protection for flight inclusive clients. 24/7hr UK Emergency office support
  • High altitude hypoxic tent and generator for 4 weeks prior to the expedition (excludes shipping if outside UK)
  • Helicopter in/out of Basecamp subject to weather
  • The very best combination of Expedition leadership; A UK Expedition Leader and a local Argentinian mountain guide to give a 1:3 ratio for your climb.
  • Estimated International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • 2 nights hotel (4*) with breakfast in Mendoza on a twin room basis. Single supplement available
  • All transfers to/from mountain
  • Base camp facilities and sleeping tent. Single supplement available
  • Full board while in basecamp and high camps
  • Base Camp wi-fi with its limitations
  • Solar Charging facilities in BC
  • High Camp Tents (Single supplement available) & Mess Tents
  • Medical First Aid supplies
  • Satellite communications at the allocated rate
  • Porters for group equipment
  • Group Leaders and Porters position tents
  • Rubbish and Human Waste taken down by Porters
  • 3-4 days set aside for a summit attempt
  • Private road transfer Mendoza to the mountain and back
  • 2 Group Airport Transfer between Mendoza Airport and hotel (excluding if joining land only)
  • 110 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK
  • 15% discount off the RRP for equipment and clothing purchased at our Adventure Peaks shops and online

What's Excluded

  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Permits, paid on arrival to the National Park approx $800-$1000 (£600-£750) Variable according to season.
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Porters for personal equipment and food. (personal porter supplement available
  • Drinks and hotel meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.
  • Transfers to and from Mendoza airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks


You will receive an Adventure Peaks 120 litre kitbag to use on your expedition and to keep afterwards. (Please buy a small padlock to lock the zips at all times). (If you are a non-UK client or have been on a trip with us before, you will receive a logoed top in lieu of a kitbag. Please let us know your top size.

Aconcagua can be a very cold mountain therefore quality clothing, gloves and boots are essential for your own comfort and safety.

Boots – the best boots are Boreal G1 Lite’s, La Sportiva G2 or another double lined boot.

Gloves – Down over-gloves/mitts with a normal glove as an inner are recommended.

Clothing – on summit day good quality Insulated trousers and a down 7000m jacket are required. A down suite is too hot and unsuitable.

All of the above items can be bought or hired from Adventure Peaks.  Clients receive a 15% discount when purchasing equipment and clothing from the shop.


It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:

We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services:  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins:  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK)  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler:  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine:  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance:  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard:  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.:  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag:  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services:  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins:  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK):  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins:  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International:  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number –



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