Aconcagua Climber's Log

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sutcliffe996 - Dec 21, 2004 7:42 am

Route Climbed: polish traverse. Date Climbed: jan/feb 2004  Sucess!

Excellent fun, climbed with IMG, great outfit. Alistair Sutcliffe. - Nov 4, 2004 4:06 pm

Route Climbed: Ruta Normal Date Climbed: December 15, 2001

Had to turn around at 22,000 feet due to partner's disorientation (hypoxia) - amazing mountain with great people. Nido de Condores was one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen - very tough slogging


jwuite - Oct 15, 2004 12:29 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: January 15 1997  Sucess!

Wish it was 40 meters higher!


Liga - Oct 6, 2004 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: January 11, 2004  Sucess!

Weather was great, even at the Windy Crest it was lull!

Although the climb was not difficult at all, I will remember Canaleta - for sure :)


t511a - Apr 28, 2004 1:23 am

Route Climbed: Polish Traverse Date Climbed: 29Dec2003  Sucess!

Very windy and very cold, but other than that, weather was very cooperative with us. We were fortunate! Not a single drop of precipitation the entire 19 days! That's not to say that some of us didn't get a little wet!!


jstanley - Apr 7, 2004 4:44 pm

Route Climbed: from Plaza Argentinas to Independencia to summit via normal route Date Climbed: 10 January 1999  Sucess!

The ascent, with three others including William Marler, from high camp at base of Polish Galcier took just under seven hours. It was fair, but cold and windy (when isn't it?).

marianneij - Mar 4, 2004 8:56 am

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 20 febr 2004  Sucess!

Dutch expedition HT Wandelreizen 2004 !

In extremely bad weather at the summit at 16.00h: Marianne IJnsen, Angelique Toonen, Jan Midde, John Boers!


eugeneowen - Feb 6, 2004 5:28 am

Route Climbed: Normal from the North Date Climbed: 26 January 2004  Sucess!

A lot of snow on the mountain this season and some strange weather, but we had a near perfect summit day of 8 hours to the top.

Some spectacular views on a beautiful mountain.

Argentina is a great place.

Marcel van der Wal

Marcel van der Wal - Feb 2, 2004 10:14 am

Route Climbed: Polish Traverse Date Climbed: 9 January  Sucess!

Sander Daems, Alison Guildford, Edward Riches, David Nanfra and Marcel van der Wal of team XSF stood on the summit around 13:30 on January the 9th 2004. for more information check


bez33 - Jan 24, 2004 11:30 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: december 30, 2003  Sucess!

It was an exceptionally dry year, thus made the upper mountain and especially the Canaletas tough. I reached summit at 2:00 p.m. At around 22,000 ft the winds just died, making it a memorable summit!


thelisa - Jan 23, 2004 9:57 am

Route Climbed: Falso de Polacos Date Climbed: 17 January 2004  Sucess!

Lisa Madden and Aidan Sayers reached the summit at 16:42, the last people to summit that day as far as we know!


mymountain - Jan 22, 2004 3:03 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from Plaza de Mulas Date Climbed: Jan. 2003  Sucess!

The mymountain team (Domenico, Franco, Mario) as reached the summit the 18.01.2003 at 10.20 AM. See the story and the photos at


mpa - Jan 12, 2004 3:53 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2003

Route Climbed: Normal route  Sucess!

We climbed Aconcagua from December 11-24. We reached the summit on our first try after 7 hours from 'Lower white rocks' camp at about 10:45. It was a day with perfect weather, not too cold, so we stayed about 45 minutes on the top.


TM - Jan 6, 2004 11:33 pm

Route Climbed: Polish Traverse Date Climbed: December 4-22, 2003  Sucess!

It was a low snow year there this year. We used crampons only for the final 150 vertical feet; the windy crest had a dirt track right through the middle of it. The beginning of the season, and our trip was marked by a persistent lenticular and day after day of heavy winds, mainly from C2 up, but sometimes hammering as low as basecamp. Permit fees have gone up. Prices in Mendoza are generally lower, while mountain costs have stayed the same as in the last few years. Cheers to our Danish friends!


Robt - Nov 5, 2003 3:10 pm

Route Climbed: Route Normal Date Climbed: Jan. 02  Sucess!

Pedro Hauck

Pedro Hauck - Oct 16, 2003 5:07 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 01/02/02  Sucess!

Summit by normal route. 5 hour of trek to get there...


xyati - Aug 28, 2003 1:00 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: March 9th, 2000  Sucess!

My partner and I climbed the route from the trailhead at Puente Del inca in 9 days. Summit day started at 19,600 feet. Round trip took about 12 hours. The weather was great until around 2pm when "Viento Blanco" moved quickly in on us. We survived unharmed, but one French man was not so lucky.

rgmackie - Aug 9, 2003 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2002

Route Climbed: Polish Direct Date Climbed: 30 January 2002

Solo climb via the Vacas Valley. Retreated twice off Polish Direct in high winds/blowing snow. Traversed from C2 to Nido de Condores and descended via Plaza de Mulas.

sgudmann - May 19, 2003 1:28 pm

Route Climbed: Normal from Plaza das mulas Date Climbed: 28 January 2002  Sucess!

Nice walk ! Very cold and windy, but made it without problems to the summit, except for cold feet and a dead guy on the way.


dabender - Mar 8, 2003 10:34 pm

Route Climbed: Polish Traverse Date Climbed: February 1, 2002  Sucess!

Spent 20 days on the mountain with Alpine Ascents. Quality outfit. Our summit window was tremendously windy and few parties made it. Great route for a strong hiker. Views really open up above 17,000 ft.

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