Of the seven continental summits, Aconcagua (at 6962m/ 22,840 ft) is second in height only to Everest. Yet it is surprisingly free of snow and ice, and experienced hikers can reach the roof of the Americas without technical expertise. This book explains how to tackle one of the world's highest and toughest treks, including
. advice on planning and preparation
. preventing and managing altitude sickness
. practical tips on load-carrying, mules and porters
. how to choose your route
. step-by-step detail on the Normal and Polish Traverse routes.
The concise text is supported by mapping, diagrams and 60 colour photographs. Printed on waterproof paper and bound to open flat, it weighs just 112 grams/4 oz.
Size: 11,5 cm x 14,5 cm