Aconcagua Climber's Log

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badmajick - Jan 24, 2012 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2012

An Amazing Trip  Sucess!

Amazing and fun trip, a snow storm at Camp 1 made everything beautiful and the subsequent winds made everything exciting. Summited on day 14, a rare warm and nearly windless day. Via Polish Traverse/Guannaco Traverse.


fubar7500 - Jan 10, 2012 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2011

Route:Normal  Sucess!

Submited at 11:02 as first on this day from Campo Colera. Nice weather, clear sky.. Hard and succesful day for whole group of 3 (with Lukas and Mira)

Bart Vaganée

Bart Vaganée - Nov 15, 2011 9:03 am Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2011

Normal Route

Highpoint: Camp Cholera (5943m)
We had to go back because of three damaged tents and bad weather.


madclimber - Nov 2, 2011 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2005

Normal Route  Sucess!

Hard to breathe going up past 21,000ft, but made it!


Silvio1973 - Aug 30, 2011 4:54 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2006

Climbed in 11 days  Sucess!

I climbed the mountain in 11 days from Mendoza with
- 1 night spent in Puente de Inca
- 2 nights in Confluencia
- 3 nights in Plaza de Mulas
- 1 night in Plaza Alaska
- 2 nights in Nido de Condores
- 1 night in Berlin

It is perhaps possible to be faster being well acclimatised.
Conditions were perfect.
Do not bring any heavy ice-axe (it's useless on the normal route), ice-screws or similar stuff. Bring a pair of double layer boots. THIS IS ESSENTIAL !

beach - Jul 7, 2011 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 1974

Escape From California  Sucess!

My initial motivation for climbing Aconcagua was to take a break from from "winter" by traveling to the Southern Hemisphere. What I experienced there makes me wonder why I ever came home. The night sky was totally unfamiliar, the night life an ongoing party (which explains the need for Siesta), and the food and drink an unbelievable feast at insignificant expense. My passion for Mendoza brewed wine has become a life long addiction (none of the negative connotation apply). The climbing experience was typical for this non technical climb to commonly underestimated elevation. I should have worn better (perhaps double) boots to prevent the effects of really cold feet.


jef80 - Jun 13, 2011 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2010

Polish Traverse  Sucess!

We did a carry over with all of our gear. Very tough but rewarding.

Alan Arnette

Alan Arnette - May 29, 2011 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2011

3rd Summit  Sucess!

This was my 2nd of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's - going for all in one year. This was the 3rd time I have summitted Aconcagau


runnerdanny - May 21, 2011 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2011

False Polish  Sucess!

Interesting climb to say the least, though lots of fun. Not overly sure I would do it again, but some of the sister peaks looked great!


mp5of8 - Apr 15, 2011 11:22 am

Made it to 22,000

Last day dash from 16,000 ft. adv. base. Got to the bottom of the canaleta.


TodoVertical - Mar 22, 2011 1:56 am Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010

This time we had the WHITE WIND

Jonas Cruces defies blizzard suffered during the attempted ascent of Aconcagua in December 2010.


ScottyP - Feb 23, 2011 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2011

Good Climb  Sucess!

False Polish to Colera. A lot of death the day prior to our summit. Poor decisions + Altitude = "Not Good" The previous days disasters unfortunatley dampened my joy of the summit. Not likely a mountain I would repeat however. Well, maybe just for the excuse to visit Mendoza!


markhallam - Feb 22, 2011 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2011

Polaco-Guanaco-Normal route  Sucess!

Had intended on going via Polish Traverse, but conditions suggested traversing from Polish camp 1 to ´Guanacos 3´, then up to Colera at 5970m, more likely to be successful. So I modified my plans and went that route. I was holed up for 3 days at Polish camp 1 in terrible storm which sadly claimed the lives of 3 climbers higher up the mountain. However, things then improved and I was fortunate to summit on an unusually calm day on 17th Feb.


edomar2611 - Feb 14, 2011 5:05 am Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Normal Route  Sucess!

After 12 days during which I visited Confluencia, Plaza Francia, Plaza de Mulas, Cerro Bonete, I climbed Cerro Aconcagua overnighting 2 times at Nido de Condores and 2 times at plaza Colera. Wonderful day after a windy night (70 - 80 km/h) with -20°C and wind at 40 km/h along the big traverse. Magnific view of the south wall and of all the mountains around; it was possible to see also the Earth curvature from the top!


gato - Jan 31, 2011 10:36 am Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2011

Beautiful climb  Sucess!

Gorgeous day with no winds and warm temps. Unbelievable experience with our group, 10 folks on top and lots more sharing the mountain with us that day. Hope to get back next year!


PlanIt - Jan 28, 2011 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2011

Slog What?  Sucess!

4 summits in two years. I'll be back next year if anybody needs a partner for a technical route. Can't stop drooling at Riechert and Gussfeldt.


gimpilator - Jan 26, 2011 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2011

My Second Of The 7 Summits  Sucess!

We spent 10 days on the mountain. Our unguided party of three bypassed all camps except Mulas and Nido. Very cold and windy.


climbingfurry - Jan 24, 2011 10:41 am

highest i've been  Sucess!

my first "expedition" mountain. What an amazing adventure!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jan 19, 2011 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2011

fun hike  Sucess!

Hiked up the normal route from Nido and back with Janne. Felt the altitude. My highest summit! and I hope to get even higher one day.


TomekK - Nov 4, 2010 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

Aconcagua traverse  Sucess!

solo, unsupported Aconcagua "traverse". ascent by Vacas valley and Piaza Argetnina, decent by Plaza de Mulas and Horocones Valley. Summit Attack from Camp Colera/Piedras Blancas (it is the same place, sometimes is mistaken). 13 days, good weather

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