Aconcagua Climber's Log

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mp5of8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Troy B

Troy B - Sep 29, 2010 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2002

Route: Polish Traverse  Sucess!

Amazing trip on an interesting mountain. Climbed in a group of three and were unsupported.
View from the top

BrookTroutLeiphart - May 20, 2010 2:54 pm

NOLS

Polish Route. Spent 3 nights at 20,400'? on the side of the Polish glacier. 1st day= 5 summit. 2nd day= 5 turn back-snowing hard. 3rd day= myself and 2 guides break 2' fresh powder. Half way to summit on steep slope we hear the "Womph" and I feel the snow settle. Lucky=no avalanche=we should NOT have been there. Now I know to dig a pit to test the snow. 31 days on the mountain and only saw 2 other people besides our group of 13! Phil Powers goes on to summit K2 w/o O2 and Steve Goyal summits Everest with Scott Fischer and I finish the 50 state HP's!

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Mar 1, 2010 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 1992

7 s N° III  Sucess!

I climbed Aconcagua with a commercial Tour, but was lucky to do it with patrick Berhault, so it was an incredible beautiful time I had during this trip. We did it via the "falso polaco" route encountering some pb at high camp where we had to wait 3 days long, but finally made it. Not a difficult climb for sure compared to many others, even other Argentinian 6000m peaks. Alas the mountain become more and more overcrowded, but it remains the highest of the andes. Still, it's a dangerous mountain because.... normally, it's an easy one!be careful!

Bruno BASCHUNG

Sieto

Sieto - Feb 22, 2010 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2010

Aconcagua, normal route  Sucess!

Reached the summit via the normal route with 5 of our group of 7. The first half of the climb was in ok conditions, but during the traverse and in the Canaleta the weahter worsened. We reached a very windy but cloud-covered summit around 16.00h.
10 hours up, 4 down. Great trip!

ibndalight

ibndalight - Jan 19, 2010 7:01 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2009

False Polish

Altitude Sickness prevented summit. Bummer trip.

Quadaxial

Quadaxial - Jan 14, 2010 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Polish Direct success!  Sucess!

My partner and I hooked up with someone at the last minute. Was the hardest day of my life. 12 hours to the summit topping out at 4pm, but perfect conditions. Never felt altitude like that before, was in a dream like state on the summit. Took the False Polish back to Camp 2.

William Marler

William Marler - Dec 28, 2009 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2009

Good weather  Sucess!

3 of nine members of our group made the summit. I thank the weather gods for the exceptional weather.

melchior

melchior - Dec 28, 2009 1:25 pm

Been there in Feb this year

Unfortunately I didn't summit due to altitude sickness but I'll be back for sure!

Darek - Dec 10, 2009 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2009

Normal-Polish Traverse Loop  Sucess!

The most serious mountain I have walked to. 8 days to summit including 5 days to ascent one single peak. Photos and a report from our trip (external link).

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