A beautiful day; sun and no much wind. I was been very luky.
Solo on the summit; 7,50 hours from Camp II.Snowy from tents to the summit.The same day other two italian guys reach the summit climbing the Direct Polish. Thank's to guys at Plaza Argentina; they are great.
Summited in 7.5 hours from Nido de Condores, at 12:15. No trouble, having spent a lot of time on the mountain and acclimatized very well. The Canaleta was still snowy, which helped a lot.
Climbed it solo. Loads of new snow and very cold on summit day. Great few weeks away. If anyone needs some GPS points for this route let me know by emailing - firstname.lastname@example.org
We had outstanding weather, which made life much easier. This was a very social mountain, I enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. We spent 11-days getting to the top, & 2-days coming down. This was a good schedule for us, as nobody was effected too badly by the altitude. The scenery wasn't much to talk about, dry & barren, so I spent my time talking to all the different folks.
Fairly easy climbing all the way up. Took my time with my group ascending. Spending many days at base camp which help make a quick ascent towards the top. From Nido de Condores, (18,000') to summit and back in 6 hours. Very stormy out for a summit day.
Up the False Polish, down the Normal route with MtnArtman.
Hiked in from the Highway alone, summited in 11 days. Thanks to all the great people who lent a hand along the way!
6 french people eric,bernard, gilles, franck, christophe and didier.
Day 1 (09/01/2001) :rio vacas to pampa de lenas
Day 2: casa de piedra
Day 3: base camp,plaza de argentina
Day 4: Rest day at base camp
Day 5: camp1
Day 6: camp2
Day 7: summit of aconcagua by the direct polish glacier route (10 hours) and descending by the falso until camp2 (4 hours)
Day 8: base camp
Day 9: pampa de lenas
Day 10: rio vacas
we have summitted in total alpine style and we do not have used mules to reach base camp. We have done our acclimatation before in chile (Lascar 5100m and Parinacota 6300m)
Climbed with Mountain Madness, with Cecelia Mortenson as lead guide. Great way to spend the last day of the millennium. We then went down through the Normal Route.
Several times on the summit. Always an epic. This is a peak that always draws me back year after year. Many thanks to Laurie Skreslet for giving me the opportunity to guide with him each year. February 1987, February 1988, January 1990, December-January 1990-01, January 1992, January 1995, January 1997, January 1999, December 1999, January 2000, December 2001 and December 2003. January 10, 2006. I'm writing it all down here as I am starting to lose track of the years I have put in on this peak. Now if I added together all the loads I have carried.... (•: Cheers William Marler