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Confluencia (3.200 m.s.n.m.)
This Mount Aconcagua base camp is 3 hours walk from Lake Horcones trailhead. It is the second office park rangers and medical service. It is advisable to sleep one night in Confluencia, before arriving at Plaza de Mulas to get a good acclimatization. It has drinking water is the most visited of Quebrada by the location and the services it has. Is called Confluencia by the union of the river Horcones Inferior and river Horcones Superior Times of trekking Puente del Inca – Confluencia (3 a 4 horas)
Plaza de Mulas (4300 m)
It is the Mount Aconcagua base camp beginning of the Normal Route or Northwest Route and its variants. From here the ascent of the Northwest Wall starts. The base camp Plaza de Mulas they include a heliport that are used for emergency evacuations and rescues. The base camp Plaza de Mulas is the control and Medical Service ranger. The entire surface to camping and there is parceled areas allocated to service providers. During the summer season detachable type latrine toilets are placed. During the approach to the camp of Plaza de Mulas we must go through the camp
Times of trekking
Puente del Inca – Confluencia (3 a 4 horas)
Confluencia – Plaza de Mulas (7 a 10 horas)
Plaza Argentina (4200 m)
The Mount Aconcagua base camp Plaza Argentina is locate at a distance of approximately 60 kilometers from Punta de Vacas (2600 m) This base camp is going up the Quebrada del Rio Vacas and Relinchos stream. From this point we climb to Mountain west-northwest direction and has a permanent control rangers, medical service and heliport. During the approach to the Base camp Plaza Argentina must go through the camps Refugee Leñas (3100 m) the next day Casa de Piedra (3800 m) and the next day we arrive at camp Plaza Argentina Times of trekking Punta de Vacas – Refugio Leñas (3 a 6 horas) Refugio Leñas – Refugio Casa de Piedra (5 a 8 horas) Refugio Casa de Piedra – Plaza Argentina (5 a 8 horas)
Plaza Francia (4200 m)
The Mount Aconcagua base camp Plaza Francia is the beginning of the ascent route to the South Face of Aconcagua. There is no infrastructure here or permanent control of ranger, or settle in her service providers. Control and cleanup of this trail is done by the rangers of Confluencia. The Mount Aconcagua South Wall presents in its nearly 3000 m high a spur that provides relative security against falling rocks and avalanches. This base camp is located to the left of the start of the spur.
Times of trekking
Puente del Inca – Confluencia (3 to 4 hours)
Confluencia – Plaza Francia (4 to 6 hours).
Plaza de Mulas
Food Service at Mount Aconcagua Base Camp
Food service with full board (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner) at the Mount Aconcagua base camp in Plaza de Mulas (Normal Route) Mount Aconcagua base camp the Plaza Argentina (Polish Glacier Route) at the Mount Aconcagua base camp Confluencia . This service is given in mass tents with a capacity for 12-15 people, it works as a restaurante. It normally works with a fixed menu, the lunches and the dinners have as a first plate soup and the main dish varies (some might be vegetables, cheese and ham, pastas, chicken with potatoes, steak with mashed potatoes, many of these meals are accompanied with fresh salads). The Base Camp has tents, chairs, tables and electrical lighting.
The Permanent Staff at Mount Aconcagua Base Camp
They are at Plaza de Mulas and Plaza Argentina offering different services in which we can name: the coordination of the expeditions, receiving, sending and taking care of the equipment thta is transported by the mules. .
Radio Link Service.
We have permanent communication with Mendoza and Puente del Inca with BLU radios and with height camps by VHF (Handy). If you have these radios, the frequencies that are used here are between 142 Mhz and 150 Mhz.
The park rangers frequency is 142800 Mhz
Gamow Bag And Oxygen Tube
It is an emergency service used in cases of accute mountain sickness, pulmonary edema and cerebral edema.