Aconcagua Climber's Log

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iemmi - Jun 25, 2012 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2012

Polish Traverse   Sucess!

Unsupported. 8 days ascent, 2 days descent.


swamy - May 28, 2012 9:49 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2012

Finally  Sucess!

I tried the normal route in Jan 2011 but ran out of time.
This year I planned to stay 20 days on the mountain and summitted on the last possible day fully utilizing all 20 days.


willbo - Apr 12, 2012 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2011

Normal Route

My first time above 12,000 ft. I spent 5 days at Plaza de Mulas with pretty bad AMS before heading down. My partner went on to summit despite most parties being blown off of the higher camps. I want to go back sometime.

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Mar 11, 2012 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2012

Polish traverse with Guanaco  Sucess!

A great trip to the top of the Americas together with my friend Johan Dahlström (SWE). We did the Polish traverse with a small diversion. Instead of Polish Camp 2 we went via Guanacos 3 to Camp Colera (aka White Rocks). During day 1-10 we had wonderful weather, on day 11 a moderate snowstorm hit the mountain and covered the upper slopes with some fresh snow. On Monday 13/2 (day 12) wee left Camp Colera at 04:30 and stood on the summit at 12:15. The weather was nice, moderate winds and not too cold.
Canaleta had a layer of snow which made the climb more enjoyable.
On the two following days the winds increased heavely which made it harder to reach the summit. We were very lucky with the weather-window.
Mid February was a good choice. Less people on the mountain. Wouldn't like to be there during peak season. We spent totally 16 days in the park.
We went private but bought mule-service from Lanko. ( It worked out pretty well.


Tbacon251 - Mar 6, 2012 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2012

Got it!  Sucess!

Reached the summit it with Chuck P. The summit was way over due. Chuck!


hunterslee - Feb 20, 2012 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2012

Perfect Day!  Sucess!

Summited from Colera camp @ 6000 meters. Me and a polish climber had the summit to ourselves for 25 minutes, perfect conditions with no wind at all up top!

I like it on top

I like it on top - Feb 8, 2012 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2012

False Polish Route  Sucess!

I was very fortunate to reach the summit with Troy B. for Cops on Top in honor of Officer Jonathan Schmidt. The summit was amazing and the weather was perfect. Overall an incredible trip.


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.

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