THE A.T. ADVENTURES ADVANTAGE – Setting us apart from other guide services
A.T. ADVENTURES’s staff and guides have a 36-year history of organizing and leading successful climbing expeditions to the summit of Aconcagua. A.T. ADVENTURES employs outstanding guides, provides excellent base camp services, well-appointed gear and itineraries with proper acclimatization schedules that allow each climber an excellent opportunity to reach the summit. Our level of care, commitment to quality and decision making that is focused on the climber, has been the trademark of our operation.
Known as the finest guides on the mountain, they lead not only A.T. ADVENTURES climbs but also trips for some of the most renowned guide services in the industry. Several of our Lead Guides have over 30 ascents of Aconcagua and all are certified by AAGM (Argentinean Association of Mountain Guides) and the EPGAMT (School of High Mountain and Trekking Guides), the two highest certifications in Argentina.
SMALL TEAMS AND GUIDE RATIO
On both the Normal and Polish Glacier Traverse routes our expeditions are limited to 12 climbers. Our guide ratio is 1 guide for every 3-4 team members on the mountain. Small teams with low guide ratio more readily translate to success, giving us the ability to assist climbers to the summit.
ITINERARIES WITH ADEQUATE ACCLIMATIZATION DAYS
On the Normal Route w, offer a 20-day program roundtrip from Mendoza. This is longer than any other company and is very important to increase your chance of summit success and a prime example of where we put quality first. These extra days allow us to wait out bad weather or have extra rest days if needed. Many other teams retreat early as they have run out of time or moved too quickly up the mountain often causing climbers to become ill. If we finish on time you can enjoy the beautiful city of Mendoza and the surrounding wine county or fly home early. See, Itinerary Normal Route.
At no additional cost porters are employed to strategically assist climbers in load carrying. Porters will move tents between all camps and carry all group gear between Camp Canada and Nido de Cóndores. Members can also hire additional porters to carry their personal gear if they choose.
BASE CAMP SERVICES
Our base camps come fully equipped with large dining tents, table and chairs, professional kitchens with chefs to serve you and Wi-Fi throughout the Camp. Hot Showers are available upon request. See more at Why Climb with A.T. ADVENTURES.
OWNING OUR OWN RESOURCES
A.T. ADVENTURES owns all its logistical services, including base camps, climbing gear and mules which is imperative in operating quality trips at a competitive price.
- A.T. ADVENTURES owns offices and depots in both Mendoza and at the entrance of the Park. Climbers and teams can utilize our services at each of these depots. Our full time, well-trained staff are ready to address your needs whether in Mendoza or on the mountain.
- We own over 140 mules which allow us to easily transport all your equipment and supplies without delay to our base camps.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND ETHICS
A.T. ADVENTURES holds itself to the highest standards of environmental practices. We support the Provincial Park’s mission to preserve the natural resource. Below are some of our commitments to this endeavor.
- All human waste is removed from the mountain by porters.
- All trash is brought down from the mountain and A.T. ADVENTURES mules carry it out of the Park for disposal.
- We use LNT (Leave No Trace) principals throughout the climb.
- Our mules are well cared for with annual medical checkups and sufficient rest days between trips up the mountain.
A.T. ADVENTURES COMMITMENT
Climbing Aconcagua is a large undertaking which requires your commitment to training, time away from work and financial expense. We understand your commitment and are dedicated to providing you the best opportunity to reach the summit. There may be many personal reasons to choose a particular guide service, but there are four main areas of concern that you should consider: Safety Record, Guides, Logistics In-Country, and Pre-Trip Planning with the climber. A.T. ADVENTURES is a leader in all these areas.