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Eelconl

We were there in december 2005. And the weather was colder as it was ever before. Many climbers left without summitting el Cumbre. I tried twice on my own and it was both times extremely cold and a very strong wind. Like 100 km an hour and a temperature of -30 degrees Celsius. With frozen feet I head back to basecamp.
Posted Mar 28, 2006 1:15 pm

tkikuchibrPolish Glacier Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2006

tkikuchibr

Summit on Feb 24, 2006, seizing an excellent weather window opportunity. 4 days in Plaza Argentina, 2 in Camp1 and 1 in Camp2.
Return through Vacas valley was very windy (>50kph)with sandstorms, even lenticular clouds forming over the mountain range.
Thanks a lot to guide Matoco (Grajales), and Dagmar, Gabriel for the delicious meals at Basecamp. Also spent great time with friends from Inka (Jairo, Eduardo, Luli, Mari). Hope to see you guys in coming expeditions elsewhere in the world!
Posted Mar 24, 2006 2:11 am

Brad MarshallRoute Climbed: False Polish Traverse
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2005

Brad Marshall

Climbed the False Polish Traverse with my wife but did not reach the summit. Met a lot of great people Walt, William Marler, Laurie Skreslet, Dave from Boston, Jon from Germany, Glen from Norway and Miguel and Pinky from Inka. We got invited to their camp on New Year's Eve. Great times, great people and great memories of the adventure of a lifetime.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 12:21 am

Tomasz JazwinskiRuta normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2006

Tomasz Jazwinski

Going out of Berlin Camp on 4 a.m, on the summit on about 2 p.m. Good conditions in the night, light moonlight, no wind. During the day more clouds and wind, from the summit very poor view. During the descent strong snow and wind, problems to find the way back. Return to Berlin camp on 7 p.m.
Posted Mar 10, 2006 2:52 pm

incrediblesnowmanFalso Polacos  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2006

incrediblesnowman

Me and my friend Martin broke the trail all the way ,from Campo 2 in 20 cm fresh snow, to the summit. The night climb was magical but as soon as the sun came up the weather deteriorated gradually. It erupted in a blizzard later in the afternoon.

The expedition was a success due to 3 fantastic climbing partners in Martin Adserballe (Tibet veteran cyclist from DK), Geoffrey Stanford (Everest and Himalaya veteran) and Tom Clowes (Everest, Ama Dablam and Everest soon again :-) ).

Thank you Dagmar for the Pizzas in Plaza Argentina (F.G. Exp.)
Posted Feb 21, 2006 1:44 pm

MariePRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: January, 2006  Sucess!

MarieP

Very beautiful sunrises and very noisy base camp.
Posted Feb 8, 2006 9:56 am

Alpine72Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: Feb 1 2006  Sucess!

Alpine72

Reached the summit under light winds and good temps after a blustery cold start. Took about 12hrs return from Calero, slow, yes but spent about an hour or more resting in a snow field on the way down below Indepencia.
Posted Feb 5, 2006 4:35 pm

GremoRoute Climbed: Falso de los Polacos Date Climbed: January 23 2006  Sucess!

Gremo

I left C2 at 06:30 and walked in knee high snow all the way to the summit. Got there at 12:05. It was a beautiful day with almost no wind. Walked down to Plaza Argentina in the evening and enjoyed a pizza. A great day!
Posted Feb 1, 2006 2:44 pm

ArioRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 26 january 2006  Sucess!

Ario

100% of the trail was snow covered - sunny day, no wind. left Berlin at 7:10 and reached the summit at 14:40. Great views and great experience.

Posted Jan 29, 2006 2:56 pm

clicknclimbRoute Climbed: Variation of Polish Glacier Route Date Climbed: 12 January 2006  Sucess!
Zigzaging up the middle of the glacier takes WAY to long. 14.5 hours to the summit, 5 hours down. Perfect weather, not much wind, but a bit chilly. Reached the summit with my partner, Vaughn, and 4 guys from Norway, thanks for the motivation, guys!
Posted Jan 27, 2006 12:16 am

rdesotaRoute Climbed: False Polish Date Climbed: January 11, 2006  Sucess!

rdesota

A long walk, nice day but fairly crowded.
Posted Jan 25, 2006 10:15 am

johanRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 18 Januray 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2006

johan

Hola todos!



Reached the top after been waiting 7 days in Nido de Condores before good weather.



Had fresh snow on the way up.



Full story: http://www.aconcagua.inc.se



More pictures can be found here: http://cern.ch/aconcagua



Cheers,

Johan



PS. My own pictures are now online: http://www.cern.ch/johan.karlsson/aconcagua
Posted Jan 21, 2006 8:35 am

William MarlerRoute Climbed: False Polish Date Climbed: January 10th, 2006  Sucess!

William Marler

Very good day. Tough slogging at the end due to the dry conditions at the top sections. Very strong team. Ted, Peter, Beverly, Guy, and Laurie. All at the top together.
Posted Jan 15, 2006 7:14 am

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: False Polish Date Climbed: January 2006  Sucess!

Andinistaloco

Unbelievably high winds up top made this a fairly miserable summit day, but the days getting to the peak and up to Camp 2 were mostly nice and the views coming in were incredible! Met some great folks on the mountain - and lost all their addresses when the mule carrying my gear drowned in the Vacas river....



Posted Jan 14, 2006 3:06 pm

edlRoute Climbed: Guanacos Valley Date Climbed: Dec. 28th, 2005  Sucess!
Summited on day 15. Excellent weather on summit day. I highly recommend this route, much cleaner and more remote than the more common routes. We never saw other people until high camp.
Posted Jan 12, 2006 11:58 pm

HeyItsBenRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: December 2005  Sucess!

HeyItsBen

Started at the ranger station near Penitentes on December 7th and made the summit on December 17th. Had good luck with the weather.
Posted Dec 27, 2005 6:59 pm

AlpinistRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: December 15, 2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2005

Alpinist

Peak Freak and I had intended to take the Polish traverse route, but Plaza Argentina was not open yet due to an avalanche along the mule trail. So the Normal Route was the only viable option for us.

It took 10 hours to summit from high camp at Colera (5850 meters), and 3 hours to return to camp.

I met several new friends from SP during the trip. Corax, Nadios and their team from Sweden summited on the same day as I did. (What a great group of people!). Tom and Jim from Denver also made their summit bid on the same day. And of course, my climbing partner Peak Freak. Thanks for the comradery! Thanks also to Ken from Texas for providing us with additional fuel at high camp following his successful summit attempt and descent.

Trip Report
Posted Dec 19, 2005 7:44 am

Uwe KrausRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: February 2000  Sucess!

Uwe Kraus

From 19th January 2000 to 28th February 2000 I spent my holiday in South America with the intention of climbing Aconcagua.

Altogether I was 41 day away. To climb Aconcagua it took 24 days (including journey there and the return trip to Santiago de Chile). Therefore I didn't limit the time, however, I didn't like to spend all 5 weeks at Aconcagua. For the rest of time I didn't have a fixed program. Depending on my frame of mind another 6000 m peak would have been a possibility. An alternative would have been some pleasant days.

Posted Dec 8, 2005 3:53 pm

dkmayhewRoute Climbed: Polish Traverse Date Climbed: Feb,2002  Sucess!

dkmayhew

Had a great experience. Was very lucky with weather and only had one day of snow when at high camp at 19,000. Summit day was perfect with no wind, it was actually to hot for me. It is sad to see people do stupid things on a mountain.They end up getting hurt, or worse. This also puts the climbers around them who end up helping at risk.
Posted Nov 13, 2005 9:20 pm

MikeWRoute Climbed: Polish Glacier Traverse Date Climbed: January 2005  Sucess!

MikeW

I climbed with Aymara, a great local company. The Polish Traverse route is a beauty, not too crowded compared with the Normal route. Only 2 camps instead of 3 for the Normal, so a little bit more difficult but very enjoyable. Summit day was a 14 hours day, not too cold (-10c) but windy. Great expedition.
Posted Oct 25, 2005 4:38 pm

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