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Looking for Aconcagua climbing partner

Postby sunset » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:19 pm

I am planning to climb Aconcagua the coming Jan, have booked fly from 12/25-1/23, thinking to join a guided trip, but if can find a good partner, also open to do it by ourselves. The general plan is as below. If you are interested & available for that time frame, please write me at cindy.du@smartm.com for detailed information & plan. Thanks!
I have climbed kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Rainier, Shasta.

General schdule:
12/25/2009 fly to Mendoza, Argentina (arrive on 12/26)
12/27, rest & tour around Mendoza
12/28-1/14: climb Aconcagua
1/15-1/22: travel in Argentina & Chile
1/23/2010: fly back (arrive on 1/24)
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Postby Hotoven » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:41 pm

I can't come, but just out of curiosity, which route do you plan on taking?
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route

Postby sunset » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:39 pm

Hotoven wrote:I can't come, but just out of curiosity, which route do you plan on taking?


Either normal route or polish glacier, not too much big differences, undecided yet.
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Postby xDoogiex » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:18 pm

I wish I had lots of money :(
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Re: route

Postby divnamite » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:31 pm

sunset wrote:Either normal route or polish glacier, not too much big differences, undecided yet.

I'm not sure I agree, but I never been on normal route.

If you are looking for partner, meet project360. Never climbed with him.

If you are soloing or have your own partner, meet Brad. Climbed Aconcagua last year with Brad, excellent dude.
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Postby Outside » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:42 pm

Sunset, Northwest Mountain School is looking for one or two more for a January trip. I have climbed with them. Excellent in every aspect.
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Postby peladoboton » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:14 pm

xDoogiex wrote:I wish I had lots of money :(


dude,
plane ticket = 1200
permit = 400
food = 200
land costs = 400
mule = 250

total: $2450, pretty reasonable for a big mountain if you plan things out well.

sell some stuff off and get after it before your youth escapes you.
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Postby xDoogiex » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:25 pm

For sure. I'm happy I still have a grand in my checking account. I need a better paying job. New car makes saving even way harder now.
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Postby peladoboton » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:40 pm

xDoogiex wrote:For sure. I'm happy I still have a grand in my checking account. I need a better paying job. New car makes saving even way harder now.


sell the car, buy a beater, and deliver pizzas at night. repeat if necessary :lol:

(I am quite serious)
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Postby WouterB » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:23 pm

peladoboton wrote:sell the car, buy a beater, and deliver pizzas at night. repeat if necessary :lol:


+1
Downgrading is quite often a step forward. You'd be amazed at how much stuff you don't need.
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Postby alpine climber » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:24 am

peladoboton wrote:
xDoogiex wrote:I wish I had lots of money :(


dude,
plane ticket = 1200
permit = 400
food = 200
land costs = 400
mule = 250

total: $2450, pretty reasonable for a big mountain if you plan things out well.

sell some stuff off and get after it before your youth escapes you.


$2500? Kinda steep if you "plan things out well."

Estimated prices from a 2009 successful summit:
plane ticket = 1100
permit = 170
food = 100
land costs (from Mendoza, AR) = 40
mules = 240

The plane ticket was for a 3 month trip. Permit was for low season. Food estimate is probably a little over. Land costs and mules were split three ways, so total for only Aconcagua was around $1500. Spent $1000 to $1500 on the other 2.5 months of the trip and visited Fitz Roy, Torres del Paine, and Tierra del Fuego, among other places. Plan it out well, have some luck, and you can live well. I'd love to do it again, but have plans for other mountains. Best of luck!
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Postby Alpinist » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:32 am

OR - you can drive that new car out to CO, bag a bunch of 14ers, gain some mid-altitude climbing experience, save $1200, and go to S.America in a few years when you've saved up some more money.

RT gas OH-CO: $200
Lodging: $0
Camp Food: $10 per day
Experience: priceless
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Postby Hotoven » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:49 am

Alpinist wrote:OR - you can drive that new car out to CO, bag a bunch of 14ers, gain some mid-altitude climbing experience, save $1200, and go to S.America in a few years when you've saved up some more money.

RT gas OH-CO: $200
Lodging: $0
Camp Food: $10 per day
Experience: priceless



Sounds easy, but Gear is a different story. Tent, Proper sleeping bag, good backpack, stove that works at higher altitudes, and so on and so fourth. Not everyone has been in game as long as most of you, so collecting gear pays a price as well.

This past summer, I did Rainer, Adams, St. Helen's, and Mt. Hood, Also traveled to Crater lake, and various parts of the OR coast. I have family out there, so in all, it cost me 1,500.00 for three weeks of bliss! Best 15 hundred I ever spent! (Granite they had an extra car and gave me free lodging for an exchange of work around there house!)

Gear was the most expensive cost for me since I'm new to more alpine style climbing.
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Postby Alpinist » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:54 am

Hotoven wrote:
Alpinist wrote:OR - you can drive that new car out to CO, bag a bunch of 14ers, gain some mid-altitude climbing experience, save $1200, and go to S.America in a few years when you've saved up some more money.

RT gas OH-CO: $200
Lodging: $0
Camp Food: $10 per day
Experience: priceless



Sounds easy, but Gear is a different story. Tent, Proper sleeping bag, good backpack, stove that works at higher altitudes, and so on and so fourth. Not everyone has been in game as long as most of you, so collecting gear pays a price as well.

This past summer, I did Rainer, Adams, St. Helen's, and Mt. Hood, Also traveled to Crater lake, and various parts of the OR coast. I have family out there, so in all, it cost me 1,500.00 for three weeks of bliss! Best 15 hundred I ever spent! (Granite they had an extra car and gave me free lodging for an exchange of work around there house!)

Gear was the most expensive cost for me since I'm new to more alpine style climbing.

Right - but if he doesn't have gear then he'll have to add that to the cost for the Aco climb as well. Either way, CO is much cheaper...
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Postby MarthaP » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:59 am

Alpinist wrote:
Hotoven wrote:
Alpinist wrote:OR - you can drive that new car out to CO, bag a bunch of 14ers, gain some mid-altitude climbing experience, save $1200, and go to S.America in a few years when you've saved up some more money.

RT gas OH-CO: $200
Lodging: $0
Camp Food: $10 per day
Experience: priceless



Sounds easy, but Gear is a different story. Tent, Proper sleeping bag, good backpack, stove that works at higher altitudes, and so on and so fourth. Not everyone has been in game as long as most of you, so collecting gear pays a price as well.

This past summer, I did Rainer, Adams, St. Helen's, and Mt. Hood, Also traveled to Crater lake, and various parts of the OR coast. I have family out there, so in all, it cost me 1,500.00 for three weeks of bliss! Best 15 hundred I ever spent! (Granite they had an extra car and gave me free lodging for an exchange of work around there house!)

Gear was the most expensive cost for me since I'm new to more alpine style climbing.

Right - but if he doesn't have gear then he'll have to add that to the cost for the Aco climb as well. Either way, CO is much cheaper...


Yes, and a lot of us are willing local partners/guides with an extra mattress and gear for loan. :D
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