Our deepest desire as mountaineers and lovers of Mount Aconcagua is to experience this sacred place leaving no trace. This is the reason we work in different projects and apply a variety of systems, like treating gray water.
This treatment consists of measuring water consumption and the use of cleaning products while implementing water filtering pools.
Likewise, we treat solid and liquid waste from toilets with a system of removable hermetic containers, protecting their surface to avoid drainages. Waste is kept dry with a treatment based on the use of natural origin products.
Collecting all kinds of waste and their transport out of the camps, which are located above
4.300 meters above sea level, are regular tasks for APA! porters.
This task is totally ad honorem, since it is an initiative exclusively promoted by our porters for the purpose of protecting and caring for our work setting.