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Aconcagua-South Face

Postby melindahalasz » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:57 pm

Hi all!

Could you help me?

I need some infotmation about the Argentine or Pasic route on the South Wall of Aconcagua.

Thanks!

Melinda
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Re: Aconcagua-South Face

Postby Alpinist » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:52 pm

You might get a more specific response if you ask specific questions.

Did you check the <A HREF="http://www.summitpost.org/show/route_link.pl/route_id/2247/object_id/11">Argentine route description</A> on SP...?

You should also consider getting <A HREF="http://www.summitpost.org/show/book_query.pl/object_id/11/sort_by/submission_date">Secor's guidebook</A>. He devotes a chapter to the South Face. I also have Jim Ryan's guidebook, but he does not even mention the South Face.
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Re: Aconcagua-South Face

Postby melindahalasz » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:29 pm

Hi! Thanks for your suggestions.
I've already checked the description on SP but it's an other Argentine route: it's situated on the East glacier.
And I'm interested in climbing the Argentine route of South Wall, also called Pasic route.
I would welcome any advice with open arms!
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Re: Aconcagua-South Face

Postby Corax » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:58 am

<a href=http://7summits.com/aconcagua/routes/f05final.jpg>Here are all the routes on the south face.</a> You're talking about number 14 right?

When do you intend to climb?
Are we talking this season?
I'm in Argentina right now. Looking for interesting options.
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Re: Aconcagua-South Face

Postby melindahalasz » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:54 am

Exactly!!!
I'm interested in climbing the route No.14, on the right side of the South face next January or February. (Unfortunately, I had to postpone my trip to next year, - I need more money.)

Anyway, my plan: 3-4 weeks preacclimatization in the Chilean Andes (ice and mixed routes) then climbing Aconcagua.
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Re: Aconcagua-South Face

Postby Corax » Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:41 pm

In a way I think it may be good your trip got postponed as the south face looked bad this year. I was there early in the season and it held lots of snow and some very bad serac bands, which I can't recall seeing last season. There has been loads of snow in Los Andes and I think it'll take time for the "bad stuff" to come down.

I'll go back to Aco soon and if the weather is nice I can try to take some more specific photos of that route.
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Re: Aconcagua-South Face

Postby melindahalasz » Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:59 pm

Hi Corax!

Thank you so much!!!

And what is your opinion? Is it better to climb this face in winter season?
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Re: Aconcagua-South Face

Postby Corax » Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:29 pm

I'm not so well informed about the climbing conditions in winter time on Aco. I saw a slide show here in Mendoza about a winter climb, but that was on the normal route. It seemed like a really nice thing to do, even if the conditions at times were hard and the avalanche danger was huge in some parts. My <i>guess</i> is, the south face in winter is an extremely rough project and further that the avalanche danger is enormous.
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Re: Aconcagua-South Face

Postby ElCapitanKoolAid » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:36 am

As far as I know only two guys have climbed the Messner route in winter: both ended heavily frostbitten.
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Postby Corax » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:53 pm

Melinda, are you still interested in attempting a route on the south face on Aconcauga?
Anyone else?
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Postby SophiaClimbs » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:44 pm

When?
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Postby Corax » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:24 pm

You have mail SophiaClimbs.
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