April 8, 2014
Did you happen to notice a couple of weeks ago that dates have been set for Aconcagua 2014/15 departures? That means that now is the time to consider carefully your Aconcagua plans for next season. As everyone knows, Aconcagua isn’t a technical mountain but it is a very physical mountain. Spring, summer and fall are great times to work on conditioning and start assembling your personal gear. Conditioning takes time. We don’t have to go out and kill ourselves any given day but we do have to push and, more importantly, we do have to be consistent. Nothing is more important to your safety, success and enjoyment of a climb than being in the best condition possible. And, getting outside with a pack on and hiking uphill is the best ‘sports specific’ training there is. Nothing to it but to do it.
Climb with IMG on Aconcagua if you want to be part of a team, from start to finish. Both US-based IMG guides will meet you in Mendoza as will our Argentine guide. We’ve worked with two sensational Argentinians from Mendoza who are super strong, speak English well, have great contacts with the Park and are simply dynamite companions. Then, we look for climbers who want to be contributing team members and want to actually ‘climb’ Aconcagua. Too often these days, more and more guide services are trying to sell Aconcagua as a glorified trekking trip. It’s not. This is a serious mountain that demands strong, committed climbers.
If that sounds like you and you’re anxious to climb the mountain as part of a unified team, give us a call. The satisfaction you’ll feel is proportional to the effort you make.
2014 – 2015 Departures
Dec 20, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015 (led by: TBD)
Dec 27, 2014 – Jan 18, 2015 (led by: Josh McDowell)
Jan 10, 2015 – Feb 1, 2015 (led by: Josh Tapp)
Jan 17, 2015 – Feb 8, 2015 (led by: TBD)
Jan 31, 2015 – Feb 22, 2015 (led by: Luke Reilly)
Feb 7, 2015 – Mar 1, 2015 (led by: Mike Hamill)