LIGISTICS

SERVICES TO EXPEDITIONS



Services Aconcagua Season 2012/2013

Logistics to Expeditions
This service is for those expeditions which do not require guides, and need the logistics for their trip to Normal Route, Glaciar de los Polacos or Pared Sur.

Our services include: transfers, use of our own base camps at Confluencia, Plaza de Mulas and Plaza Argentina, transport of equipment by our own mules, lodging, meals and technical assistance.

Services
All the services described below are our own, we do not hire other companies, this ensures a direct service which is safer for you and your equipment.

Transport
All transfers are done in our private 14 seats minibuses, which are covered with all the required insurances for the transport of passengers. The equipments are transferred by trucks for the convenience and comfort of our passengers.

Transfers at arrival
  • From Airport to hotel or hostel in Mendoza city
  • From hotel or hostel to Oficina de Obtencion de Permisos (to obtain your permits to enter Parque Aconcagua)
  • Transfer to different stores to purchase gas, food, equipment or other goods related to the expedition
  • From hotel or hostel in Mendoza city to Penitentes
  • From Penitentes to Horcones 
Transfers at departure

  • From Horcones to Penitentes
  • From Penitentes to hotel or hostel in Mendoza city
  • From hotel or hostel in Mendoza to airport 

See minibus type used for transfers in Expeditions in Aconcagua

Lodging

In Mendoza
Three stars hotel: double, triple or quadruple bedrooms with private bathrooms, cable TV and air conditioning.
Hostel fully serviced: rooms with 4 or 6 beds (bunk beds) with shared bathrooms and kitchen for guests:

Hostel Internacional Campo Base 

( www.hostelcampobase.com.ar )

Hostel Intenacional Campo Base Aristides 

( www.hihostels.com.ar

 
Both hostels belong to Hostelling International

In Penitentes (2000m)
Hostel-mountain shelterwith all the comfort that these kind of lodge can offer and more! ( www.penitentes.com.ar/)

Meals
All our meals are of excellent quality and gives the mountaineers the calories necessary for this particular sport. In our base camps the food is prepared by our own cooks and served in our own dining tents. The ingredients are all fresh and there is a balanced mix between vegetables and meat.

Permanent Camps in:
 
Confluencia, Plaza de Mulas and Plaza Argentina
In each camp you will find:

Kitchen tents: Fully equipped with modern appliances, our cooks have everything they need to meet the requirements of food conservation and hygiene. The water comes directly from glaziers to special tanks where it is demineralized and purified to make it potable.
Dining tents: Are furnished with tables and chairs, electricity (220v) provided by our geodesic generator, heater and a proper ventilation system.
Forty people can be served in our dining tents. You never have to wait long turns and you can stay in the tent as long as you wish, having all your meals on time.

Additional Dining Tents: Theses tents are exclusively for those groups who require our services of mules, transfer or hotels, you can use our additional dining tents to cook your food and have your meals. They are fully equipped as the Dining Tents. There is a timetable for the use of these tents. The most important issue here is that you won’t have to cook in your small tent.

Sleeping Tents: These tents are furnished with beds with pillows and mattresses. Our guided expeditions can sleep here and also the expeditions with Logistics in the Aconcagua. These tents make your stay easier in two ways: on the one side, you have a good and relaxed sleep and on the other, you won’t have to transport your own tent up to Base Camp and High Altitude Camp. Plaza de Mulas can get really crowded sometimes, and you may not find a platform for your tent. After an exhausting journey there’s nothing better than a comfortable bed during your acclimation period.

Luggage Keeping Tents: We can keep the equipment you won’t need in a safe place while you go to the high altitude camps. Each piece of luggage will be stored with your name on it, and will be under the surveillance of our staff with no extra charge. These are the tents where we keep the equipment that later will be transported by mules.

Bathrooms: The bathrooms have toilettes, which provide comfort and hygiene. There is a dehydration system in the bathrooms to keep the environment safe of chemical waste used in other bathroom disposal systems.

Communications Tent: We keep a permanent communication among all our camps, high altitude expeditions, rescue patrol, helicopters, park rangers, Penitentes and with Mendoza City.

Services Tent: There are several services for our mountaineers: internet, electricity (220v) used to recharge all kinds of batteries, cell phones, cameras, etc. ,satellite telephones to be in touch with anyone in the world and a recreational room with music.

IMPORTANT:
The camps count with first aid emergency kits, oximeter, and hyperbaric chamber.

Mules
Prices: organization of equipment by our assistants in Mendoza, equipment transfer from Mendoza to Parque Aconcagua in our vehicles, mules, mules keepers, mules food, tips, transfers: Penitentes-Horcones-Plaza Francia (expeditions to Plaza de Mulas) or Penitentes-Punta de Vacas (expeditions to Plaza Argentina).

Special Prices: For larger expeditions: please ask about our special prices.
- Mendoza -
Peatonal Sarmiento 231 Mendoza(5500) - Argentina.
Tel: 54-261-425-5511 / 4381166 / 438-0818 E-mail: info@cerroaconcagua.com

- Bs As -
Peatonal Reconquista 379 (Edificio Continental), piso 3 ofi; 305.
Tel: 11-43285805, 1160883534 // Celular: 11-60198052