Please remember to bring enough cash (at least $900) for your Aconcagua personal climbing permit. Please also bring plenty of cash for tips + gratuities, for shopping, drinks, etcetera. You will be paying for your own hotel and meals in Mendoza. There are good cash/atm machines and traveler's cheques will work. Members who don't bring enough cash are often found sitting on their hands in a dark and cold hotel room or tent while the rest of the team are out having fun enjoying the night life that is surprisingly exciting and even funny, the sometimes fun restaurants and shopping. Meals in Mendoza are fairly inexpensive, where you can eat well on $30-$40 per day.