Climb With Us & Help Raise $ For Childhood Cancer Research
If you have ever wanted to climb one of the world’s greatest peaks now is your chance.
So what do you have to do to become part of this great climb?
- Simply raise $10,000 for the Climb For Five Foundation
What do you get in return ?
- A position on the team.
- The cost of your deposit
- Discounts on climbing clothing and gear from our sponsors
- A unique climbing patch and certificate to say you have climbed with the C45 Team
- The knowledge that you are helping a great cause
Got your interest ? Read all about the tallest mountain in the americas and how you can be part of the team that conquers it!
About C45 – Aconcagua 2014
Piercing the austral winds with its rocky 22,841’ summit, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, the tallest peak on earth outside of the Himalayas, and one of the fabled Seven Summits. Expedition highlights include:
- Trek up the winding Vacas Valley to Aconcagua’s secluded eastern side, avoiding the crowds of the Ruta Normal.
- Climb with an experienced RMI Guide, benefiting from the background, training, and expertise of our guides as we venture to higher altitudes.
- Enjoy the comforts of excellent Base Camp facilities, great food, and a well outfitted expedition: all the small advantages that add up to a more enjoyable experience.
- Improve your chances of reaching the summit with an itinerary that includes training and proper acclimatization and has the flexibility to accommodate for the uncertainties of Aconcagua’s weather.
- Take part in an RMI adventure and see why they continue to set the standard in guiding excellence.
Standing in the heart of the Andes, wedged between Chile and Argentina, Aconcagua’s lofty heights make it the ideal introduction to high altitude mountaineering. Beginning our expedition in the tree lined streets of Mendoza, home of Argentina’s famed Malbec grapes, we head into the heart of the Andes on our way to the foot of Aconcagua. We avoid the busy Ruta Normal and instead follow the Vacas Valley on our approach to the mountain, gradually introducing ourselves to the thin mountain air along the way. Three days of trekking, fording rivers, and navigating twisting valleys brings us to the base of Aconcagua’s hidden east side where the climbing begins.
“I just wanted to send a quick note to rave about how fantastic our Aconcagua trip was. It was everything and more than what I had expected. We had a great group of climbers and all of us will look back with many fond memories.”
— Steve B.
From our Base Camp at Plaza Argentina we follow the Guanacos Variation to the False Polish Route. We establish three successive camps on the mountain, navigating the mountain’s sprawling rock moraines and towering snow penitentes as we climb to our high camp at 19,600’ on the mountain’s northeastern side. Once properly acclimatized we set out on our summit bid, climbing past the looming rock gendarmes, beneath the cliffs guarding its summit, and up the narrow Canaleta couloir to Aconcagua’s summit.
While the ascent is a relatively straightforward technical endeavor, the mountain’s sheer height and unpredictable weather makes any attempt to scale it a true challenge. This is the ideal expedition for climbers looking to break new height records, gain valuable experience on long climbing expeditions to high altitudes, and challenge themselves on one of the world’s great peaks.
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