Aconcagua and the Southern Andes

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  • Author: Jim Ryan
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • EAN/ISBN: 9781852845872
  • Size: 12x17cm
  • Binding: Paperback PVC Cover
Aconcagua and the Southern Andes is experienced walker Jim Ryan’s Cicerone guide to climbing the highest peak in South America and the highest in the world outside of the Himalayas.

The guide provides practical information on climbing and trekking in the region and also details of making the most of stays in Santiago and Mendoza en route to the mountains. It also includes the normal and Polish Glacier routes on Aconcagua, trekking in the southern Andes, the Vallecitos and Tupungato ranges and a description of the ascent of El Plomo near Santiago, the most popular 5000m mountain in the Andes.

A detailed introduction provides practical advice for those preparing for high-altitude mountaineering including equipment suggestions and acclimatisation techniques. There is a also a section devoted to the discovery of Aconcagua and notes on the range’s geology, wildlife, flora and fauna and the people and culture.

The guide is organised into four main sections: The ascent of Aconcagua; Aconcagua, Vellecitos and the Maipo Volcano; Tupungato Area; and Santiago Area with guide to Santigao and its surrounding treks. Detailed route descriptions are accompanied by colour line diagrams mapping the route in addition to colour photographs illustrating some of the beautiful scenery of the region.

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