On the approach to Plaza Argentina, Aconcagua. -Travis Tucker

Aconcagua is located in the central Andes of Argentina near the border with Chile. It offers an incredible climbing experience for individuals seeking the challenges of a high altitude climbing expedition in a spectacular setting. In addition to the MGI expeditions on Aconcagua, the International Wilderness Leadership School offers several Leadership & Guide Training courses throughout Argentina. Hone your skills as a rock climber on the alpine granite of Cajon de Arenales or trek through the mountains surrounding Mendoza.

Aconcagua (22,829 ft.)
(20 days)
MGI expeditions climb Aconcagua by four different routes, including ascents from the Vacas valley on the mountains North side. In the past this has proven to be a scenic and seldom traveled route. It is a high quality, non-technical, climb in a pristine environment. We also lead technical climbs on the Polish Glacier. (more)

Mountaineering (International Wilderness Leadership School)
(24 days)
Glaciated peaks surround Aconcagua’s flanks and offer students world class mountaineering objectives. From the summit of El Cuerno (17,920ft/5,462m) and its ice fields to the airy ridgeline of Cerro Tolosa (17,821ft/5432m), Argentina mountaineering offers students a fine balance of altitude, mountaineering skills, and international travel.(more)

Backpacking (International Wilderness Leadership School)
(12 days)
These courses offer a unique educational opportunity for students seeking the skills and experience associated with mountaineering and whitewater expeditions in Argentina. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of outdoor leadership, risk management and decision-making associated with high altitude trekking and international travel. Students may receive certifications in wilderness education, high altitude trekking, whitewater rafting, first aid and rescue…(more)

Rock Climbing (International Wilderness Leadership School)
(12 days)
The Cajón de Arenales, is an incredible alpine valley situated just an hour south of Mendoza. It has some of the highest quality granite in the area and offers a range of great crack climbs, tenuous sport routes, and long, multi-pitch alpine rock climbs. Warm austral summer days and plenty of sunshine make this a perfect rock climbing environment to develop leadership guiding skills and technical competence. (more)