Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Jan 9, 2008
Activities Activities: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Summer

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January 2.- Left Mexico City
January 3.- Arrived Mendoza, transportation to Horcones and hike to Confluencia (2:30 hrs)
January 4.- Hike to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (8:30 hrs)
January 5.- Rest in Base Camp
January 6.- Change of plans: We decided to climb the normal route instead of Polish Glacier because of the conditions: a lot of creavasses, and because of the weather (it was getting worse). Climb in alpine style to Camp 2 Nido de Condores (7 hrs with more than 30 kgms on our backs!!!)
January 7.- Rest in Camp 2. We had to organize the rescue of a japanese climber. We were helped by Wally Berg.
January 8.- Climb to Camp 3 Berlin (2:30 hrs)
January 9.- Left the Camp at 6:30 a.m. in very windy conditions. Almost all the expeditions turned back, only Wally Berg´s team, Juan and I reached the summit at 3:03 p.m. (local time). We stayed there less than ten minutes because I was not feeling good and bad weather was coming. Back at Camp 3, 3 hours and 30 minutes later with a heavy storm behind our backs. That night we had to sleep with all our clothes on, we were not sure that our The North Face tent was going to keep us safe.
January 10.- In very cold weather We climbed down to Base Camp in 4 hours.
January 11.- Hike from Base Camp to Horcones and transportation to Mendoza. Celebration dinner, we got drunk!!!!


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Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 21, 2010 11:19 pm - Voted 10/10

pretty quick trip

pretty made it in in less than 10 days.

pablo carreto

pablo carreto - Sep 1, 2010 3:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: pretty quick trip

Thanks Liba. Are you planning to climb Aconcagua? If you are i can give you some tips. Let me know

pablo carreto

pablo carreto - Sep 1, 2010 3:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Thank you

Thanks for your comment Liba. The summit push was hard, I had a hard time but finally made it. I live, work and train at 2,700 meters above sea level. That helps.
good luck with your climbs.

pablo carreto

pablo carreto - Sep 7, 2010 7:54 pm - Hasn't voted


Hola Liba! I don´t know if I sent a message correctly. Anyway I said that I can help with some advice for Aconcagua. I don´t usually use this page, so it would be easier for me if you write directly to my job email ( Thanks

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