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Aconcagua 2010/2011 season


Posted by martinot on Apr 7, 2010
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Activity Details

Date: Anytime
Location: Argentina
City or Place: Cerro Aconcagua
Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Mountaineering
Partner Status: Want Partners


- timing: +/- 24 days before X-mas 2010 or +/- 24 days after Jan 10th
- skill level needed: super strong physical cond + good mountaineering, team player, weather can be nasty
- main difficulties: altitude, length of time on the mountain (could be +/- 18 days); physical strength
- route: either normal or Vacas Valley or combo
- setup: no guides, porters up to base camp
- itynerary: the key to success is weather and aclimatization. I think if we allow ourselves enough time on the mountain we should be able to summit and get safely down to the road. If we complete sooner we can spend extra days in Mendoza, Buenos or Santiago.
- necessary gear: lots but count on carrying 50lb backpack
- approximate cost (departing from US): US$3,500

There are many options which need to be discussed and selected and tough training ahead of us. I want to do it as a prep for going further, higher, and more difficult. The ultimate goal is 8Km in Himalaya. Anything else in between is in the plans: Equador, Bolivia, Denali, .... Then ....

I'd love to meet people who could team up and prep right to survive this challanges and then plan the next moves.

Anything is possible, many things are doable. Let's give our best and go at it. PM me if interested.

Nos vemos.


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swamydec 29


I am flying into Santiago on Dec 27. My friend will be there on Dec 29. We will take the bus to Mendoza and hopefully get the permits either on the 29th or 30th. We should be ready to hike on the 31st. My friend needs to be back to Santiago by the 12th.

I summitted Mt. Rainier in July 2009 with RMI guides and went to Kilimanjaro in July 2010 with teamkilimanjaro. I have also done the circuit hike of Mt. Annapurna in Nepal+trek to base camp in 14 days in 2008. Our flight tix are booked.

Posted Oct 5, 2010 11:21 am

benjo100end of Feb
I am currently in Bolivia and beginning a 14 day course in the Cordillera Real here. I will be summiting up to 6400m. I am keen to head down to Aconcagua after that. If you are keen for the end of Feb drop us a line.

Or anyone else for that matter. younben@gmail.com

Posted Feb 6, 2011 6:51 am

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