Aconcagua Prep School

Have you ever thought about what it might feel like to stand atop Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas? Maybe you’re fascinated with the idea of testing yourself at 22,000ft and above but you’re not quite sure what you’ll need to get there.  Or maybe you’re already committed to climbing Aconcagua and are keenly aware of (overwhelmed by?) how much preparation and smart decision-making is involved in succeeding on an expedition like Aconcagua. That’s where we come in.

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the groundwork, strategy, personal logistics, gear and mindset essential for this legendary expedition. We like to think of it as our Aconcagua Prep School: a live, hands-on, small-group webinar series that guides you through thoughtful, tangible, and at times surprising tactics as you get ready for your own Aconcagua attempt – no matter if that attempt is happening as part of a guided team like ours or independently, this coming season or a few years down the road.

AWE’s Aconcagua Prep School webinar series is hosted by Sunny Stroeer, a true Aconcagua veteran with more than a decade of experience on this Andean giant. Sunny’s experience spans the gamut and allows her to distill learnings that combine many different perspectives – from succeeding on the mountain solo and unsupported to setting multiple speed records to leading AWE’s Aconcagua teams on an annual basis since 2016.


Aconcagua Prep School Course Modules
(90 minutes each)

🏔️ Acclimatization Facts & myths; preacclimatization; the use and limitations of Diamox; AMS, HACE & HAPE

🏔️ Managing extreme cold Gear & techniques to stay comfortable camping and climbing at >6,000 meters ASL

🏔️ Physical & mental preparation How to make the most out of your training, and how to optimize your mental preparation

🏔️ Route & mountain logistics Details for the Normal & 360 Routes; GPX files, time estimates from camp to camp & more

🏔️ Food, gear & personal hygiene The nitty gritty of what to bring, buy, and rent; managing your hygiene; food strategy

🏔️ Aconcagua mistakes and pitfalls A close look at the most common causes for climbers to turn around or worse


Other details for the session:

This live webinar series is available to registered AWExpeditions climbers free of charge.  Members of the public may participate in the webinar series at a one time cost of $195. Recordings for those who cannot attend all live sessions will be made available exclusively to registered participants.

Aconcagua Prep School Cancellation Policy:
We understand that plans can change, and we strive to accommodate our participants as best as we can. Please take a moment to review our cancellation policy regarding our online seminars.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
– Full refunds are available for cancellations made up to the start time of the webinar.
– No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after the start of the webinar.

Missed Live Session? We’ve Got You Covered:
We understand that unexpected events may prevent you from attending our live sessions. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

Participants who miss the live session will receive a link to watch the recording within 1-2 days after the live event. This allows you to catch up on the content at your convenience.

Please note that all requests for cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing to info@awexpeditions.org before the scheduled start time of the webinar. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation regarding our cancellation policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for choosing AWExpeditions!