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Aconcagua: Highest Trek in the World By Jim Ryan

Aconcagua: Highest Trek in the World by Jim Ryan

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Complete guidebook to trekking and climbing Aconcagua (6962m), the highest trekking peak outside the Himalayas. Route descriptions up Aconcagua include the Normal and Vacas Valley (Polish Glacier) routes, plus trekking routes in the Argentinian and Chilean southern Andes. Copious practical information on preparation and strategies for the ascent.

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Aconcagua: Highest Trek in the World: Practical information, preparation and trekking routes in the southern Andes by Jim Ryan

Complete guidebook to climbing Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America. At 6962m, Aconcagua is the highest peak outside the Himalayas and is accessible to both trekkers and mountaineers. Route descriptions up the Normal and Polish Glacier routes, plus trekking routes in the Argentinian and Chilean southern Andes. Outstanding maps and photographs. The guide provides all the practical information on getting to South America, using time in Santiago and Mendoza (en route to the mountains) to prepare, and travel into the mountains. It also covers preparation for high altitude mountaineering - equipment, altitude and acclimatisation. In addition it provides strategies for the ascent, including preparations, food and water, whether to have a guide or not, mules and muleteers, and staying healthy. Finally, the author provides background information to help you gain the most from your experience - on the exploration and discovery of the mountain and the surrounding region, its geology, wildlife and flora, the people and local culture.

About Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan is a civil engineer by profession but has an interest in geology and the mountains. He made his first journey Aconcagua in 1999 and noting the lack of information on the mountains he returned on two further expeditions to produce this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction The attraction for climbers Two trekking routes Location PART 1 Aconcagua - A profile Geology Topography Flora and Fauna Ancient History Recent History Climbing History Trekker/Climber Profiles Weather on Aconcagua Getting There When to Go The Inward Journey Visas, Passports and Permits Travel and Climbing Insurance Preparations Essential Gear The Medical Kit Other Considerations Acclimatisation Getting Used to Thin Air Recognising Altitude Sickness Saturated Oxygen Guides and Mules Guides and Their Necessity Choosing a Guide Without a Guide The Arrieros Hiring Mules PART II Mendoza to Puente del Inca Mendoza Buying Provisions The Road to Puente del Inca Mendoza to Santiago Disused Railway Los Penitentes Puente del Inca Aconcagua Routes The Normal Route The Vacas Valley Route The Route to the Summit Summary Comparisons Other Routes PART III Treks in the Aconcagua Area Puente del Inca and Los Penitentes A Walk up to Cristo Redentor Horcones Valley to Plaza Francia Treks at Vallecitos Vallecitos Ski and Mountain Lodge Lomas Blancas 3850m Cerro Vallecitos 5770m PART IV Tupungato Tupungato - Andes Great Mountain The Mountain, The Glacier, The Missing Aeroplane and The Lost Gold Tupungato Routes The Route via Chile and Rio Colorado Tupungato Provincial Park Wilderness Trek to Friar's Coll PART V Santiago Santiago City Treks near Santiago El Morado Valley La Campana National Park El Plomo 5430m Provincia and San Roman PART VI Useful Information Maps, Guidebooks and Further Reading Guides and Mountain Services Checklist of Essential Kit Accommodation Mendoza Vallecitos Los Penitentes and Puenta del Inca Santiago Tupungato South American Cuisine Spanish-English

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Aconcagua: Highest Trek in the World: Practical information, preparation and trekking routes in the southern Andes by Jim Ryan
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