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JanVanGenkPolish Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2009


Traversed the mountain from Plaza Argentina to Plaza de Mulas. Spent some horrible nights in storm in Camp 2 of the Polish route. Luckily got a weather window to summit just 2 days before the expiry of my permit.
Posted Apr 29, 2009 4:12 am

alpine climberNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2009

alpine climber

Heavy snows and high winds delayed the summit bid, but I and two other American mountaineers reached the top after 14 days in the park. Very strong winds summit day, difficult to stand up straight on any ridge and along the traverse. Crampons were necessary the whole day as the route was covered with wind-blown snow and ice. 14.5 hours up and back, but beautiful all the way.
Posted Mar 12, 2009 1:28 pm

punchlineThe Winds ...
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2006


were not our friends ... made it 100' shy of the summit and turned back. Beautiful country and great wineries to ease the disappointment!
Posted Mar 11, 2009 8:37 am

Brian KaletPolish Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Feb 24, 2009 12:07 am

Boriss AndeanRout Climbed: Normal Route - Plaza de Mulas.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2009

Boriss Andean

Climbed solo to America's highest peak. It took me 11 days to do it because hauling my loads up by myself was hard, but mostly because of bad weather.

I spent a night in Berlin Refuge (5,850 meters) in the middle of a bad snowstorm, very windy and cold up there!. I managed to descend to a lower elevation, Nido de Condores (5,300 meters) the following morning, where I spent a couple of more snowstorms.

A beautiful view from the top (6,962 m/22,841 ft.) A dream come true.

Found new and old friends who were part of this new adventure as Vanina, Clavo and Colo, all from Argentina. Thank you guys!

Can't wait to climb it again by the other routes as well.

Aconcagua Trip Report Here
Posted Feb 13, 2009 6:12 pm

SteveMarrNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2001


Climbed via the Normal Route with Dan Cherry. We couldn't have asked for better weather during the entire trip.
Posted Feb 1, 2009 5:01 pm

OlafPolish Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2009


Sumitted via the Polish Traverse.
Nice weather till the summit ridge when it started to snow.
Wonderfull experience and a tough day out!
Posted Jan 26, 2009 10:18 am

msihlAconcagua from Plaza Argentina


First attempt, unfortunately unsuccessful, weather was too bad, lots of snow, windy and very cold. Made it to halfway between Camp 1 and Camp 2.
Posted Jan 18, 2009 8:36 pm

Brad MarshallLosing a New Friend on the Polish Direct
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009

Brad Marshall

Back on the mountain for a third time. Attempted the Polish Direct route with Stefan Jeromin who, I'm sad to report, fell to his death during his descent. He will be sadly missed by all.
Posted Jan 16, 2009 4:40 pm

boriskrielenSeven Summit #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2002


Climbed Aconcagua solo via normal route in off season. Reached the summit during a Viento Blanco storm on March 29th 2002. There were no other climbers on the whole mountain at the moment. All camps were deserted. Felt extremely lonely and exposed. Suerte! :D
Posted Jan 13, 2009 7:46 am

TRPAconcagua  Sucess!


Have summited twice. Once with snow in the caneletta and once whithout. I definitely prefer the snow.
Posted Dec 7, 2008 1:24 pm

mdostbyFalse Polish Traverse
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2005


Attempted with Miguel Forjan a few years ago. Am planning on returning to take care of unfinished business.
Posted Nov 3, 2008 8:59 pm

Samuli MansikkaPolish Glacier Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2008

Samuli Mansikka

Climbed Polish Glacier Direct with my climbing partner Jere Pettersson on January 15th 2008. The route was in excellent condition so simul-soloed almost the whole route. The rockband was easily went around from it's left.

Angle varied between 30 - 55 degrees average probably being around 40 degrees. The final ridge to the summit was surprisingly long and boring.

Descent to high camp through Canaleta and polish traverse.

Photos at www.samulimansikka.com
Posted Jun 28, 2008 2:56 am

hernbergFalska Polacken  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2007


Made the summit via the false polish with my climbing partner Olle as the first summit team of the day
Posted Jun 25, 2008 6:44 am

paisajeroamericanoEl Techo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2008


Wow, the highest I've ever been and the highest I'm likely to be for a long, long time (if not ever). I felt great leaving Nido at 3:30am, I felt great at 'Refugio' Independencia at sunrise, and I felt like crap on the summit. It was fantastic. My climbing partner got injured, so he stayed at Camp Canada. I started out from Nido with another fellow, but we split up at Independencia. I hiked the rest of the way by myself, but I was hardly alone. The Gran Acarreo is definitely the way to go on the way down. I was too tired to glissade safely, but it was still an easy, direct route and I didn't have to take my crampons off until below 6000m. Trudged back down to Plaza de Mullas that night. What an adventure.
Posted Apr 6, 2008 11:55 am

FATTIEONormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2008


Solo summit from Camp Colera via the Normal Route.
Posted Apr 3, 2008 6:18 am

NoelleAcon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2007


Nice climb. There was a dog at high camp!
Posted Mar 26, 2008 11:51 pm

david whitingFor the beauty, the challenge, to feed the soul  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2006

david whiting

I'd recommend going with local guides, as skilled as other guides are. Not only will you save money, but really have a chance to connect with the culture and the people. Not to mention supporting the local economy. Here is a link to my story. (And I'll mention my Outdoor writing is labor of love. Not my "day job." I don't get paid for hits.)
Posted Mar 15, 2008 6:15 pm

SarahThompsonBest Valentine's Day Ever!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2008


Normal route, summitted from Camp Colera. Canaleta was still covered with snow :). Had the summit to ourselves on a beautiful but chilly day.
Posted Mar 4, 2008 3:35 pm

NorrisNormal route instead of Polish Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2008


I booked a private trip with Inka to climb the Polish Direct route, but it snowed a lot while we were moving up the mountain. My guide (Horacio Cunietti) and I carried all the necessary equipment to Camp 2, but on move to camp 2 day decided to traverse over to Camp Colera instead due to concern about too much snow on the glacier. Summitted on Feb 12 at about 2:30. Silver lining was that with all the snow, the Canaletta was a packed trail of snow, so not a scree slog.
Posted Mar 2, 2008 7:16 pm

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