Aconcagua Climber's Log

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downbooties - Jun 2, 2006 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2003

False Polish Route  Sucess!

So proud to summit with my 60 year old dad. Only felt sick one morning; maybe it was the altitude, but probably was the gas expelled from my 2 tentmates. Otherwise, I gained weight on the trip and my dad came back looking like he had been nailed to a tree. Great learning experience and pretty views on summit day.


nesnegroj - May 16, 2006 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2005

Normal route  Sucess!

We had excellent weather on the hole trip, including the summit day. A bit cold in the morning -21 C on my back pack. Otherwise perfect conditions.


ElCapitanKoolAid - May 7, 2006 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1998

A long way from home  Sucess!

My trip started in Peru in july 1997. I did not know that I was going to be two years and a half in South America. With $40 from La Paz I went to Santiago and some people loaned a tent a jacket and food to go to Aconcagua. This has been the climb that I cherish the most because it taught me that everything is possible.


tetontom - Apr 19, 2006 2:38 am

Summit #17  Sucess!

Just finished my 7th guiding season on Aconslogua and racked up summits 15, 16, and 17.
I think another year of this and I'll need a break...


Moogie737 - Apr 18, 2006 3:30 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2006

Guanacos Valley/travers

This less-traveled route is spectacular. We began on Feb.3rd, and on Feb. 6th the afternoon weather became ever more suspect with each passing day. The day we reached our high camp it snowed 6" and turned nasty. Our group of five climbers had to abandon summit plans because of continued poor weather, but the exprience was terrific.


tkikuchibr - Mar 24, 2006 2:11 am Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2006

Polish Glacier Traverse  Sucess!

Summit on Feb 24, 2006, seizing an excellent weather window opportunity. 4 days in Plaza Argentina, 2 in Camp1 and 1 in Camp2.
Return through Vacas valley was very windy (>50kph)with sandstorms, even lenticular clouds forming over the mountain range.
Thanks a lot to guide Matoco (Grajales), and Dagmar, Gabriel for the delicious meals at Basecamp. Also spent great time with friends from Inka (Jairo, Eduardo, Luli, Mari). Hope to see you guys in coming expeditions elsewhere in the world!

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall - Mar 15, 2006 12:21 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2005

Route Climbed: False Polish Traverse

Climbed the False Polish Traverse with my wife but did not reach the summit. Met a lot of great people Walt, William Marler, Laurie Skreslet, Dave from Boston, Jon from Germany, Glen from Norway and Miguel and Pinky from Inka. We got invited to their camp on New Year's Eve. Great times, great people and great memories of the adventure of a lifetime.

Tomasz Jazwinski

Tomasz Jazwinski - Mar 10, 2006 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2006

Ruta normal  Sucess!

Going out of Berlin Camp on 4 a.m, on the summit on about 2 p.m. Good conditions in the night, light moonlight, no wind. During the day more clouds and wind, from the summit very poor view. During the descent strong snow and wind, problems to find the way back. Return to Berlin camp on 7 p.m.


incrediblesnowman - Feb 21, 2006 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2006

Falso Polacos  Sucess!

Me and my friend Martin broke the trail all the way ,from Campo 2 in 20 cm fresh snow, to the summit. The night climb was magical but as soon as the sun came up the weather deteriorated gradually. It erupted in a blizzard later in the afternoon.

The expedition was a success due to 3 fantastic climbing partners in Martin Adserballe (Tibet veteran cyclist from DK), Geoffrey Stanford (Everest and Himalaya veteran) and Tom Clowes (Everest, Ama Dablam and Everest soon again :-) ).

Thank you Dagmar for the Pizzas in Plaza Argentina (F.G. Exp.)


MarieP - Feb 8, 2006 9:56 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: January, 2006  Sucess!

Very beautiful sunrises and very noisy base camp.


Alpine72 - Feb 5, 2006 4:35 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: Feb 1 2006  Sucess!

Reached the summit under light winds and good temps after a blustery cold start. Took about 12hrs return from Calero, slow, yes but spent about an hour or more resting in a snow field on the way down below Indepencia.


Gremo - Feb 1, 2006 2:44 pm

Route Climbed: Falso de los Polacos Date Climbed: January 23 2006  Sucess!

I left C2 at 06:30 and walked in knee high snow all the way to the summit. Got there at 12:05. It was a beautiful day with almost no wind. Walked down to Plaza Argentina in the evening and enjoyed a pizza. A great day!


Ario - Jan 29, 2006 2:56 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 26 january 2006  Sucess!

100% of the trail was snow covered - sunny day, no wind. left Berlin at 7:10 and reached the summit at 14:40. Great views and great experience.

clicknclimb - Jan 27, 2006 12:16 am

Route Climbed: Variation of Polish Glacier Route Date Climbed: 12 January 2006  Sucess!

Zigzaging up the middle of the glacier takes WAY to long. 14.5 hours to the summit, 5 hours down. Perfect weather, not much wind, but a bit chilly. Reached the summit with my partner, Vaughn, and 4 guys from Norway, thanks for the motivation, guys!


rdesota - Jan 25, 2006 10:15 am

Route Climbed: False Polish Date Climbed: January 11, 2006  Sucess!

A long walk, nice day but fairly crowded.


johan - Jan 21, 2006 8:35 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2006

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 18 Januray 2006  Sucess!

Hola todos!

Reached the top after been waiting 7 days in Nido de Condores before good weather.

Had fresh snow on the way up.

Full story:

More pictures can be found here:



PS. My own pictures are now online:

William Marler

William Marler - Jan 15, 2006 7:14 am

Route Climbed: False Polish Date Climbed: January 10th, 2006  Sucess!

Very good day. Tough slogging at the end due to the dry conditions at the top sections. Very strong team. Ted, Peter, Beverly, Guy, and Laurie. All at the top together.


Andinistaloco - Jan 14, 2006 3:06 pm

Route Climbed: False Polish Date Climbed: January 2006  Sucess!

Unbelievably high winds up top made this a fairly miserable summit day, but the days getting to the peak and up to Camp 2 were mostly nice and the views coming in were incredible! Met some great folks on the mountain - and lost all their addresses when the mule carrying my gear drowned in the Vacas river....

edl - Jan 12, 2006 11:58 pm

Route Climbed: Guanacos Valley Date Climbed: Dec. 28th, 2005  Sucess!

Summited on day 15. Excellent weather on summit day. I highly recommend this route, much cleaner and more remote than the more common routes. We never saw other people until high camp.


HeyItsBen - Dec 27, 2005 6:59 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: December 2005  Sucess!

Started at the ranger station near Penitentes on December 7th and made the summit on December 17th. Had good luck with the weather.

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