TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I need any experience?
No. All the
programs are thought for people with little or no experience in the
mountain. Our guides and assistants will advise you permanently so
that you can fully enjoy your activity.
clothes and equipment do I need?
, as in all the big mountains, the climate is difficult to predict. We
should be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and conditions;
cold nights and warm days, wind, snow and a higher influence of solar
radiation. We provide the group with material (kitchen utensils,
tents, mountain stoves, and security equipment in case of necessity)
and in each program there is a recommended list of personal equipment
that every participant should bring.
should I keep in mind about my personal equipment?
It is important not to bring extra elements than the ones specified in
the programs. The clothes should be comfortable, always prefering the
synthetic fabrics (polartec) to those of wool or cotton. We should try
not to use for the first time our footwear in an excursion, to avoid
unpleasant surprises such as blisters or any pain in our feet. The
backpack should be comfortable and if it is possible anatomical &
special for mountain activities. The best sleeping bags are those made
of duvet, they should be for - 20º C.(minus 20)
will the climate be?
In the summer
the weather in
Mendoza is excellent to perform our activities. The hottest months are
December and January. November, February and March are months with
temperatures that are more variable and in the high mountain we may
have occasional snow in these months.
safe are these activities?
of mountaineering have inherent risks. These risks are reduced to the
minimum due to the experience of our guides. Our security register is
will our guides be?
our programs you will be with professional guides that constantly look
after your security and look for your total satisfaction in this
I need to make reservations?
Yes! In the
season is good to make reservations previously. One week before for
the short trekking & thirty days before for the long trekking and
the ascent to the summit.
which age can these activities be practiced?
activities of low intensity the minimum age to participate in a group
is 14 years, and for the long programs 18 years.
will our partners be?
are generally formed by people whose ages vary between 25 to 60 years
and they belong to the most diverse range of professions, united by an
adventurous spirit and a deep respect for nature.
much do we walk per day?
Trips in the
nature are measured in hours, and our daily activities are programmed
to be developed from 4 up to 6 hours a day.
is the hiking rhythm?
controls the dynamics of the group all the time, adapting the rhythm
to the level of each group.
should I prepare myself?
and vigorous exercise is excellent to train. It is necessary to have a
good physical condition for the trekking and an excellent condition
for the ascent. Some extra days in
City or in a mountain area are very good for acclimatization.
any person practice trekking?
trekkings are designed for people with an acceptable physical state.
It is not necessary to have previous experience neither to have
specific mountain equipment.
anyone ascend the
ascent it is important to have an excellent physical condition. The
height, the distances and extreme thermal difference, make
a hard mountain to ascend. It is important, though not essential, to
have experience in other mountains.
do the programs include?
programs include transfer in-out from Mendoza City, transfer of loads
toward the base camps in mules, full board(depends on the program),
lodging in mountain tents for two people and the assistance of
professional Trekking Guides or High Mountain Guides.
is not included in the programs?
do not include the lodging, transports, meals and extra expenses not
specified in the programs, neither the expenses originated by the
abandonment of the itinerary. Neither we include personal insurance
nor the cost from the entrance permits to the
Park but we do include the assistance to acquire them.
happens if I travel alone?
If you want,
we can include you in a group, or if you prefer you can have a
personal guide. The budget of each program is based on groups of 3
people, so the price can increase if you want to go alone.