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Aconcagua is a challenging mountain that deserves respect and a healthy margin for error. The gear recommended on this list will ensure that you are prepared for anything you might encounter, so it's important that you shop carefully and well in advance of your trip.
This gear list based on decades of guide and client experience and it is a key part of their high success rate on Aconcagua. Ascent Outdoors is familiar with these requirements and will help you purchase the correct equipment, at the best price, online or in store.
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These four layers are usually sufficient for most people, but if you tend to be colder bring one extra medium-layer that would be ideal for extra warmth around camp, such as a vest. When deciding what to pack, remember to bring enough clothes and accessories to ensure your safety and comfort, while not over-burdening yourself with items you probably won’t use. Ascent Outdoors can help guide your purchases and layering strategy.
All clothing should be stored in waterproof stuff sacks. Compressible items like down parkas should be stored in waterproof compression stuff sacks.
*If you require prescription glacier glasses, you get your lenses modified to your prescription. Julbo Sherpas glacier glasses works great for prescription lenses. Send the glasses to Opticus along with your PD number with your order. Their number is 1-800-870-5557 get these with your prescription
Below is a selection of some of the key items we recommend for Aconcagua, other items can be shopped via the links above or in the category tabs.
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