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joel1973Route Climbed: Polish Glacier Direct Date Climbed: Januari 19 2005

joel1973

Cold and tired. 3 days at 5900 is not good for your body. DidnĀ“t summit, but it was worth every step until our turnaround.
Posted Feb 6, 2005 12:51 pm

NadiosRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 02 Februari 2005  Sucess!

Nadios

Start at 07:15 from Nido De Condores. Quite cold and a bit windy. Arrived at the summit at 16:20. Spent half an hour there. Beautiful views! Back in Nido at 19:30.
Posted Feb 5, 2005 2:19 pm

VangseRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: December 2003  Sucess!
Finally got to the summit on my third attempt in 10 months. First attempt failed in bad weather / lack of extra days at Plaza Canada. Second failed at Camp Berlin. Ascended to fast and got slight altitude sickness in Berlin. Descended in 25-30 below snowstorm. Went back to Mendoza and left again the next day for another try. Got to the summit from Nido de Condores.
Posted Jan 20, 2005 1:52 am

chapter11Route Climbed: Ruta Normal Date Climbed: Nov 29 - Dec 12 2004  Sucess!
Great climb! The right side of the Canaleta was covered in snow which made the last 1.5 hours fairly easy. Summitted at 1:56pm on 12/12/04 - 5 minutes on the top was all I got!
Posted Jan 6, 2005 4:45 pm

chris_gouletRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: Jan 29, 1993

chris_goulet

Human powered sea-level to summit, and solo

What better way to experience the Andes of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia than to weave though them by mountain bike? Chris Goulet not only hauls along three weeks of supplies through remote high passes, but also his entire high-altitude mountaineering gear and reaches the summit of Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, and solos Nevado Ojos del Salado, the loftiest active volcano on Earth. Unsponsored and without outside support, he cycles on through surreal landscapes in absolute desert and across vast salt flats. Lots of difficulties await in the steaming tropical rainforest.

His unique equipment and techniques allow dreams to unfold. This account takes you though the epic with the emotions of an explorer: fascination, determination, anxiety, and with the bonus of exhilarating freedom.

On-line trip report posted at:
www.nucleus.com/~gouletc/01-Exhilarating_Freedom_in_the_Andes.htm
Posted Dec 24, 2004 8:23 am

sutcliffe996Route Climbed: polish traverse. Date Climbed: jan/feb 2004  Sucess!

sutcliffe996

Excellent fun, climbed with IMG, great outfit. Alistair Sutcliffe.
Posted Dec 21, 2004 7:42 am

marcpagani.comRoute Climbed: Ruta Normal Date Climbed: December 15, 2001

marcpagani.com

Had to turn around at 22,000 feet due to partner's disorientation (hypoxia) - amazing mountain with great people. Nido de Condores was one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen - very tough slogging
Posted Nov 4, 2004 4:06 pm

jwuiteRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: January 15 1997  Sucess!

jwuite

Wish it was 40 meters higher!
Posted Oct 15, 2004 12:29 pm

LigaRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: January 11, 2004  Sucess!

Liga

Weather was great, even at the Windy Crest it was lull!

Although the climb was not difficult at all, I will remember Canaleta - for sure :)
Posted Oct 6, 2004 12:40 pm

nunkunRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 1st February 2002  Sucess!

nunkun

Very nice weather, and beautifull summit, after the hard canaleta !
Posted May 17, 2004 6:56 pm

t511aRoute Climbed: Polish Traverse Date Climbed: 29Dec2003  Sucess!

t511a

Very windy and very cold, but other than that, weather was very cooperative with us. We were fortunate! Not a single drop of precipitation the entire 19 days! That's not to say that some of us didn't get a little wet!!
Posted Apr 28, 2004 1:23 am

jstanleyRoute Climbed: from Plaza Argentinas to Independencia to summit via normal route Date Climbed: 10 January 1999  Sucess!

jstanley

The ascent, with three others including William Marler, from high camp at base of Polish Galcier took just under seven hours. It was fair, but cold and windy (when isn't it?).
Posted Apr 7, 2004 4:44 pm

marianneijRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 20 febr 2004  Sucess!
Dutch expedition HT Wandelreizen 2004 !

In extremely bad weather at the summit at 16.00h: Marianne IJnsen, Angelique Toonen, Jan Midde, John Boers!
Posted Mar 4, 2004 8:56 am

eugeneowenRoute Climbed: Normal from the North Date Climbed: 26 January 2004  Sucess!

eugeneowen

A lot of snow on the mountain this season and some strange weather, but we had a near perfect summit day of 8 hours to the top.

Some spectacular views on a beautiful mountain.

Argentina is a great place.

Posted Feb 6, 2004 5:28 am

Marcel van der WalRoute Climbed: Polish Traverse Date Climbed: 9 January  Sucess!

Marcel van der Wal

Sander Daems, Alison Guildford, Edward Riches, David Nanfra and Marcel van der Wal of team XSF stood on the summit around 13:30 on January the 9th 2004. for more information check www.xsf.info
Posted Feb 2, 2004 10:14 am

bez33Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: december 30, 2003  Sucess!

bez33

It was an exceptionally dry year, thus made the upper mountain and especially the Canaletas tough. I reached summit at 2:00 p.m. At around 22,000 ft the winds just died, making it a memorable summit!
Posted Jan 24, 2004 11:30 am

thelisaRoute Climbed: Falso de Polacos Date Climbed: 17 January 2004  Sucess!

thelisa

Lisa Madden and Aidan Sayers reached the summit at 16:42, the last people to summit that day as far as we know!
Posted Jan 23, 2004 9:57 am

mymountainRoute Climbed: Normal route from Plaza de Mulas Date Climbed: Jan. 2003  Sucess!

mymountain

The mymountain team (Domenico, Franco, Mario) as reached the summit the 18.01.2003 at 10.20 AM. See the story and the photos at www.mymountain.ch.
Posted Jan 22, 2004 3:03 am

mpaRoute Climbed: Normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2003

mpa

We climbed Aconcagua from December 11-24. We reached the summit on our first try after 7 hours from 'Lower white rocks' camp at about 10:45. It was a day with perfect weather, not too cold, so we stayed about 45 minutes on the top.
Posted Jan 12, 2004 3:53 am

TMRoute Climbed: Polish Traverse Date Climbed: December 4-22, 2003  Sucess!

TM

It was a low snow year there this year. We used crampons only for the final 150 vertical feet; the windy crest had a dirt track right through the middle of it. The beginning of the season, and our trip was marked by a persistent lenticular and day after day of heavy winds, mainly from C2 up, but sometimes hammering as low as basecamp. Permit fees have gone up. Prices in Mendoza are generally lower, while mountain costs have stayed the same as in the last few years. Cheers to our Danish friends!
Posted Jan 6, 2004 11:33 pm

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