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