Have You Packed Necessary Instruments Before The Aconcagua Climb?

“On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.”- Friedrich Nietzsche

To reach the top point, you will need some supporting instruments.

Do you know what are the instruments required to Climb Aconcagua?

In this article, you will be covered with each and every kind of instruments required for climbing. Climbing is not a one day journey. It takes 3 to 4 days to one or two weeks depending on the route.

So, should you not equip yourself properly to avoid any common inconvenience?

You won’t be at your home so shouting upon your mother won’t help you find your socks!

So, before you go for Aconcagua climb it’s important to have your backpack ready.

Let’s have a brief look at the climbing instruments.

For your benefit, here the instruments are discussed section wise.


It’s important to keep your body protected when you are climbing at high altitude. So, here are some major instruments,

  • Helmet
  • Climbing shoes
  • Belay gloves
  • Climbing rope
  • Carabiner
  • Rope bag
  • Jackets( consider belay jackets, it goes perfectly in summer and winter both)
  • Climbing trouser
  • Pullover( try woolen one to avoid cold)
  • Pairs of socks. (don’t forget!)

These are some of the major things for your protection. When packing your backpack make sure you pack all of these items. As miss out any of these can leave you in trouble in the woods.


I know you can’t take bath as you used to take in your home. You won’t have a shower while climbing. For some days you may have to walk without taking a shower.

So, you can imagine how important it is to maintain your body hygiene these days.

You won’t get your hygiene material in the woods, so it is better to keep some of the essential things. Such as,

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shower gel or Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Nail clippers
  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorant


You are not going to walk the whole day and night. Don’t worry you will have time to rest your body.

This is the most fun part of climbing. You get to spend time in the woods at the night with some of your freaky friends by your side.

In campsite you have to carry some important instruments. Such as

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag( it is most preferred being light-weighted)
  • Stove (if you are in a mood to eat piping hot noodles, you can make it.)
  • Pan
  • Knife
  • Fork

It is better not to overload your bag as you have to carry it in high altitude. So, carry light weighted instruments which serve the purpose.


Lastly, if you are a novice and don’t know How to climb Aconcagua, there are some services to provide you guided tour in a scheduled time frame. And it is conducted in a group which opens up the opportunity for you to socialize with people. Also having an expert guide lowers the risk of forgetting any major instruments.

So, do you know any other items to be included in the above list?

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