Aconcagua

Aconcagua Trip Reports

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  • Log #22522 - by Rick O'Bryan on Mar 08, 2016

    Basic hiking route starting at Plaza de Mulas and climbing 1,000 - 1,500 ft a day to acclimatize, and then descending and sleeping at the starting elevation for 2 nights before moving up higher...

  • Log #22416 - by Sven Bugarski on Sep 29, 2013
    Before going to Aconcagua, I have had the idea to go there "one day" for quite a while till finally a year before my climb I made the decision to try it. One problem was to find a climbing...
  • Log #22371 - by tbacon251 on Jan 20, 2013
    Reached the summit with a friend on January 25, 2012. The day was clear and there were great views of other surrounding mountains. The expedition was unguided.
  • Log #22278 - by Juliafino on Jan 11, 2012
    The Day before we climbed the top, the weather wars really bad but ón the Day we climbed the top it wars fantastic. We had the greatest and sunny weather without Any sky at All. I felt very dizzy...
  • Log #22199 - by cleo weidlich on July 25, 2011
    I usually climb this mountain late in the season. In the last season (March 2011) I was the only one left on the mountain and left the park on the day it closed for the 2010/2011 season. It was...
  • Log #22140 - by Adam Majchrzak on Mar 07, 20114 Stars
    Alpine style, 3 days from arrival to Mendoza to the summit, possible only because of our previous acclimatization on few volcanoes in Ecuador. The weather forecast was not the best, but when I...
  • Log #22113 - by RickC on Jan 08, 20114 Stars
    February 14, 2010, 6 of 9 of our group summitted on a perfect day, maybe -5, and despite the awful performance of the Canadian guiding company, and their lousy organization, confusing and...
  • Log #22112 - by jpg59 on Jan 06, 2011
    Normal Route from Plaza de Mulas - good weather condition - 8 hours from Berlin Camp
  • Log #21648 - by profefacu on May 01, 2009
    Fueron 10 dias de ascenso para abandonar las ultimas 10hs. Las aclimataciones fueron buenas pero el frio no nos dejaba salir para buscar nieve y derretirla y poder hidratarnos como correspondia ,20...
  • Log #21619 - by Karen C Riley on Mar 15, 2009
    Easy
  • Log #21581 - by Robert de Vries on Jan 21, 2009
    I was climbing with 2 friends, we did not have a guide or porters (the way I like it). Unfortunatley my friends did not make it to the summit. I did. This summit is nr.4 of the 7 summits.
  • Log #21513 - by don maloney on Nov 16, 2008
    july was a mistake, avalanches, big ones. December good, came across a climber with cerebral edema, chose to bring him down instead of going to the summit. got to camp2, just below the P. Glacier....
  • Log #21301 - by Brett Studholme on June 04, 2008
    Climbed December 15, 2007 to January 1, 2008 via the False Polish Route. It was a great trip.
  • Log #21261 - by Vincent Rocco on Apr 21, 2008
    Do not underestimate this mountain. It is high, cold, windy and the weather is unpredictable. Take time to acclimatize. The biggest problem encountered was with people that thought they could walk up...
  • Log #21246 - by Kris Patteet on Apr 09, 2008
    Normal route. Started at 5.15 en arrived at the summit at 12.15 pm. Very beautiful view, sunny.
  • Log #21234 - by Christoph Balz, Helmut Herberg Almer on Mar 29, 2008
    Our self-organized group with 5 members in total reached the summit on March 03, 2008 on the 15th day of our expedition. We climbed up to Plaza Argentina (4200m), Camp 1 (5000m), Camp 3 of the...
  • Log #21218 - by Klaus Mollenhauer on Mar 10, 2008
    Great experience and a lot of luck with the weather
  • Log #21196 - by brett eagle on Feb 22, 2008
    Normal route, summited from nido de condores, descent directly down scree slope from canaleta to nido de condores camp.
  • Log #21197 - by Jeremy Aschenbach on Feb 22, 2008
    climbed to the summit in 7 days from the Nido camp. Very beautiful and amazing place! The weather was perfect!
  • Log #21191 - by James Clark on Feb 17, 2008
    Fabulous Climb with Gabriel Barra of RMI out of Washington and he works for Inka Expediciones out of Argentina..We went up the False Polish Glacier and had a perfect summit Day!!
  • Log #21167 - by Ben Francis on Feb 01, 2008
    Being too windy to attempt polish glacier, we went up normal route. long rough and cold. but was the descent harder, with 25kg bags...
  • Log #21163 - by Gunnar Fermann on Jan 25, 2008
    Our self-reliant three-man expedition reached the summit new years day on the sixteenth day of our expedition. We circumnavigated the mountain from from Vacas valley (2400-3200) through Camp...
  • Log #21153 - by Vik Sahney on Jan 19, 2008
    Summited via the Polish Glacier Direct route on day 12 of the expedition (Jan 7th). Route was steep snow ranging from 40-70 degrees. Only two other people on the summit route with us, but many on the...
  • Log #20920 - by Christine Theodorovics on July 31, 2007
    Had to turn back due to altidude sickness after night #2 in the high camp. The rest of the group did not reach the summit either due to bad weather. What a pity... and what a windy mountain.
  • Log #20898 - by Frank Fumich on July 24, 2007
    It was certainly by far, the most mentally challenging thing I've done in my life. And although most of the daily climbs were very hard, the summit day climb itself was the most physically...
  • Log #20753 - by brett eagle on Apr 24, 2007
    Normal route; bad weather, very cold to nido de condores -- summited from this camp; very long day.
  • Log #20718 - by William Marler on Mar 30, 2007
    Excellent weather for Aconcagua. Tough slog in the scree. No snow. Bright sunshine. Good strong group.
  • Log #20708 - by Justin Henkel on Mar 24, 2007
    Great Mountain, Not a beginners peak!
  • Log #20665 - by Stig Nohlert on Feb 16, 2007
    Summited Jan 7 2004 at 2.20 PM in nice weather. The view was fantastic. Stayed on top in 30 minutes taking photos and just watching.
  • Log #20620 - by bruno baschung on Jan 24, 2007
    I climbed Aconcagua vacas route (falso polaco) january 25th 1993. A nice climb, better take this route than normal route, but mopre and more people get there... Bruno baschung
  • Log #20614 - by Andrew on Jan 20, 2007
    We summitted via the polish glacier traverse route. We got lucky with the weather in the higher camps. At camp one we were even able to sit outside and play cards! At camp two its wasn't so nice, but...
  • Log #19394 - by James Wilde on Sep 27, 2006
    We all summitted separately, but were successful getting 4 of 5 on the summit. The team did a great job fighting a very serious wind storm for 3 days at camp II. All in all it was a great experience....
  • Log #20325 - by Hans Eggink on Sep 27, 2006
    After extensive research we decided to climb Aconcagua in the beginning of November, both in 1999 and 2005. We took the Routa Normal via Confluencia, Plaza de Mulas (hotel Refugio), Camp Canada, Nido...
  • Log #18759 - by Mark Duncan on Feb 14, 2006
    I have a full acount with photographs at my web site http://www.climbs.org/sub/expedition/aconcagua2.html
  • Log #18881 - by R Scott Thurston on Feb 14, 2006
    Led by Alex Van Steen. 10 participants. 4 summited.
  • Log #18913 - by George and Nancy Kierspe on Feb 14, 2006
    Great trip with Adventuras Patogonicas
  • Log #18941 - by Sven on Feb 14, 2006
    My friend Frank and I summited this challenging mountain on 11. February 2005 at 3:30pm! We managed to do this climb with as little money as possible. In Mendoza, we hired some equipment that we did...
  • Log #19140 - by David Cressman on Feb 02, 2006
    HEY EVERYONE I made it to the top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeaaaaa! The highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas! Aconcogua was no cakewalk though. The client (Babu) and GAvin never went...
  • Log #19152 - by Frederic Lavoie on Jan 08, 2006
    Nous avons fait la route Falso de Polacos et sommes revenus par la voie normale (pas fait le glacier pour s'eviter tout le poids de l'equipement nécessaire). Nous avons pris les mûles pour les 3...
  • Log #19023 - by Serge Massad on Dec 15, 2005
    It is very treaturous, cause it looks easygoing, but turns out to be dangerous, if you're not used to hights... I'm a very well trained and fit mountain climber. I've already accomplished my 50 US...
  • Log #18751 - by Magnus Nerve on Mar 15, 2005
    2 weeks of great weather was followed by a cloudy summit day with absolutely no view from the summit :-( The Vacas valley up to the Polish glacier was beautiful!!
  • Log #17197 - by Dirk Marko on Nov 13, 2004
    Anything but an easy way - but it was worth it!
  • Log #17201 - by Dirk Stephan on Nov 12, 2004
    Third attempt to summit. This time beeing a team two of us. Climbing partner decided to retreat at 6400m. Continued Solo to summit.
  • Log #17202 - by Dirk Stephan on Nov 12, 2004
    Third attempt to summit. This time beeing a team two of us. Climbing partner decided to retreat at 6400m. Continued Solo to summit.
  • Log #17203 - by Mark Sokol on Oct 12, 2004
    READ about my trip at www.marksokol.com/aconcagua.htm Just me and my friend on a nice fall day.
  • Log #17205 - by alistair sutcliffe on Sep 03, 2004
    Great trip. IMG superb organisation. Off to Vinson with them in Nov. 2004.
  • Log #17206 - by Charles-Olivier Boudrias on Sep 02, 2004
    Just amazing when you stand at the top!!! You don't know if you cry of joy, of tiredness or to have finally finished to climb up.
  • Log #17207 - by Slate Stern on Aug 31, 2004
    "Dream Big and Dare To Fail" Norman Vaughn
  • Log #17208 - by Jutta & Dirk on Aug 30, 2004
    Have been lucky with the weather situation and enjoyed New Year's Eve together on the highest point of the Western Hemisphere. Experienced some of the coldest moments in my life - much colder then in...
  • Log #17209 - by Ross Gull on May 29, 2004
    We had good weather on summit day the winds were 30-50 mph on the way up we reached the summit around 2:30 pm Dec. 26, 2003. We spent about 1 hr on the summit the wind had all but stopped. A...
  • Log #17210 - by Steve Hysko on May 08, 2004
    Windy and cold. Wind blowing above White Rocks at 40-50 mph. Tough Day. Otherwise, clear.
  • Log #17211 - by Lou Szakal on Mar 17, 2004
    Great summit experience with Meaghan and the Great ones, Willie Benegas and Jenny Morlock
  • Log #17212 - by Mikolaj Orzechowski on Mar 10, 2004
    Not difficult but realy tiresome mountain. Virtually takes your breath away. Next time I'm going somewhere less crowded, and NOT the normal route. Still a great satisfaction to climb.
  • Log #17213 - by Zeddy Al-Refai on Mar 06, 2004
    Well 2nd time lucky. I reached the summit in a very windy weather but it's all done.I COMPLETED MY 7 SUMMITS,and proud to be the FIRST ARAB(KUWAITI) to do so.it was a bit tiring for me especially...
  • Log #17214 - by Dave Macdonald on Mar 03, 2004
    7 hrs 20 mins from Berlin in the company of Adrian Vinken and Nick Bunch from Plymouth. As Ade wrote, "never to be forgotten!"
  • Log #17215 - by Monika Stebelska on Feb 23, 2004
    Worth going just at beginning of the high season - the crowds were much smaller than when we were coming down.
  • Log #17216 - by Steve Beach on Feb 22, 2004
    Now 30 years after doing the normal route I've been reading R. J. Secor's book. Wow, what a difference! I'm glad I got to experience the mountain when it was uncrowded.
  • Log #17217 - by Bob Dawson on Feb 12, 2004
    What a fantastic experience! 8 out of 11 of us in the Colorado Mountain Club reached the Aconcagua summit via the normal route at about 2:30pm on a nearly perfect day. We decided to make the summit...
  • Log #17218 - by Keith McPheeters on Feb 08, 2004
    The Cops on Top 2004 Memorial Aconcagua Expedition in memory of Detective James Cawley of the Salt Lake City Police Department successfully reached the summit of Aconcagua on January 25 and 26, 2004....
  • Log #17219 - by Mattias on Feb 07, 2004
    Had two weeks of perfect weather, see http://www.teamhyperactive.com/aconcagua/index_eng.php for a summit photo.
  • Log #17220 - by Adam DeHeer on Feb 06, 2004
    I went to Aconcagua being ready for anything. It being my first expidition style climb I learned agreat deal from the trip. I went with 3 other climbers from a Portland climbing club (the Mazamas)...
  • Log #17221 - by hubertus guenther on Feb 05, 2004
    "I climbed Aconcagua with AVENTURAS PATAGONICAS, In my book you could not find a more qualified company. I am certain, there are other good ones, but no other company knows Aconcagua as well....
  • Log #17222 - by behzad compani on Jan 31, 2004
    Dry year, so it was a tough climb. Left Berlin at 6:30 a.m. reached summit at around 2:00 p.m. The winds just died before reaching the summit, it was an amazing day!!!! Blue Skies!!!!
  • Log #17223 - by Adam Marcinowicz on Jan 30, 2004
    This website is for your every need. Setup and updated by the guys live from base camp, Plaza de Mulas. Live Weather reports, LIVE WEBCAM looking at Aconcagua, Summit logs, E-mail the guys at base...
  • Log #17224 - by Adam Marcinowicz on Jan 30, 2004
    Hi only me again, I wrote earlier but just thourght I would post a different website containing pictures of my frostbitten toes as an indication of what the extreme cold at the top can do. These...
  • Log #17225 - by jERRY MULLIKIN on Jan 27, 2004
    They call it a walk up. but if the weather is bad for the week your on the Mt. it's anything,but.
  • Log #17226 - by Catherine Fortier on Jan 26, 2004
    I traveled to the mountain in December 2004 through Plaza Argentina. I did not summit as I developped pulmonary oedema and my body never really acclimatized. I had 57% oxygen in the blood at Base...
  • Log #17227 - by Adam Marcinowicz on Jan 26, 2004
    Made it to the top at 3pm solo and unsupported by Mules up the Normal Route on the 16th in 10 days, got to 6700m in 8 days but turned back due to bad weather. The weather was bad on summit day again...
  • Log #17228 - by Dan Lochner on Jan 24, 2004
    The main difficulty on Aconcagua, I believe, is its weather and altitude. With windy and snowy conditions, Aconcagua can be quite a challenge. In addition, the Canaleta can be quite dangerous on...
  • Log #17229 - by Rick O'Bryan on Jan 23, 2004
    As on all climbs, the total experience of weather extremes, camaraderie, quiet times and hard work make the entire trip fantastic. The tendency on the non technical Normal Route is to move up the...
  • Log #17231 - by Falkensteiner Christian on Jan 21, 2004
    Es war brutal!
  • Log #17232 - by Stig Nohlert on Jan 21, 2004
    Reach summit at 14.20 in beautiful weather. Nice view, especially the south wall in sunshine. Stayed 30 minutes and just felt lucky.
  • Log #17233 - by Dan on Jan 05, 2004
    Does anyone know, if anyone has ever completed, or attempted to raft from Casa de peidra to punte de vacas? (beats walking out!) I cant remember if there was any "waterfalls" or particulary...
  • Log #17234 - by Karl Senden on Dec 22, 2003
    It was freaking cold, but we had a fantastic trip, a well planned trip with excellent leadership. Guides were truly amazing, we were lucky to summit. Aventuras patagonicas dis a good job, no doubt...
  • Log #17235 - by Gabriel Esquivel on Dec 05, 2003
    Hi! My fullname is Gabriel Esquivel. I am from Buenos Aires (Argentina) but I`m used to go very often to the Cordillera de los Andes (Mountain range of los Andes), precicesly to a mountainous...
  • Log #17236 - by Kjetil Gardshol on Dec 02, 2003
    Summited on 14.45 together with my girlfriend and 7 others from my group. We had luck with a hole in the weather. My first summit ever.
  • Log #17237 - by hubertus guenther on Nov 27, 2003
    I climbed Aconcagua with AVENTURAS PATAGONICAS, In my book you could not find a more qualified company. I am certain, there are other good ones, but no other company knows Aconcagua as well. They own...
  • Log #17238 - by James Courtier on Nov 05, 2003
    Summitted via the normal route with my mate Arne Bomblies (his website) as part of a trip around the Americas by motorcycle. The difficulty of the canaleta is over-stated; really not that hard, even...
  • Log #17239 - by Ben Garrett on Nov 05, 2003
    I had terrible altitude sickness. Possibly the most miserable days of my entire life. Yes, I reached the summit but I definately suffered.
  • Log #17240 - by Graydon Hazenberg on Sep 30, 2003
    Acclimatization is the key! I was faster to the summit from Nido de Condores (7 hours) than my companions the previous day (8 hours), while another guy who spent 2 further days at Nido (5 in total)...
  • Log #17241 - by Joanne Devenish on Sep 12, 2003
    route Plaza Argentina - polish glacier traverse route.
  • Log #17242 - by Joe Pilaar on Sep 10, 2003
    We had an incredible summit day on Valentine's day... how romantic (except there was only one woman)!! Our team of six was climbing via the Polish Glacier Traverse Route and we left Camp 2 for the...
  • Log #17243 - by Andes Mountain Expediciones on Sep 04, 2003
    Aconcagua climbing expeditions. Plaza de Mulas route, Plaza Argentina route. Plaza Guanacos Route. Quality guided expeditions to the top of America.
  • Log #17244 - by Gabriel on Sep 01, 2003
    Nice walk ! Very cold and windy, but made it without problems to the summit, except for cold feet and a dead guy on the way.
  • Log #17245 - by Frank on Aug 28, 2003
    Unfortunaly I got sick at 6000 meters. We had to go back to base camp. Another try in december 2003 for sure. William, Laurie, thanks for the Daimox, however I do not hope to use it again.
  • Log #17246 - by Maarten Edelman on Aug 21, 2003
    Summited on a beautiful day after terrible bad weather in the days before. It was a beautiful experience. By then I did not know that this climb would be my last climb with Wouter, one of my...
  • Log #17247 - by Phil Gagnon on Aug 13, 2003
    Did the climb with an australian company "Field Touring". After spending a couple of days in nido due to bad weather our group moved up to berlin before summiting in really good...
  • Log #17248 - by Juha Pulkki on Aug 04, 2003
    In Diamox we trust!!!
  • Log #17249 - by André Imboden on July 28, 2003
    With professional swiss mountainguide to the highest summits in the world. Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Denali...
  • Log #17250 - by louise dellstrom on July 16, 2003
    Anyone who has done the Esteban Estaciola route and would like to share your experiences with me? Very thankful for your answer!
  • Log #17251 - by Brad Alsoren on July 10, 2003
    Didn't make the summit. Got bad altitude sickness at Camp 1 on the Polish Glacier Route.
  • Log #17252 - by James Coleridge on July 09, 2003
    Climbing the seven summits and had a great trip summitting through the Traverse via Plaza Argentina. Took 23 days, hit by a big storm and had 3 out of 7 summit. Wow, incredible view and felt great...
  • Log #17253 - by Raúl Eduardo Bravo on June 11, 2003
    Happiness, some tears and the satisfaction of reached the top of America.
  • Log #17254 - by Bakó Barna on May 26, 2003
    It's impossible to express the feelings when a dream comes true.
  • Log #17255 - by Ryan Leonard on May 22, 2003
    False polish route Note polish route is ice, so bring ice gear not glacier.
  • Log #17256 - by Sean Waters on May 16, 2003
    With Jo Kippax climbed south face via Slovene start, French route, Messner exit. Very very loose rock, very very big wall.
  • Log #17257 - by Zach Hessler on May 09, 2003
    Polish Glacier Direct with Walter Keller
  • Log #17258 - by Mike Cosgrove on Apr 26, 2003
    I was part of a group of 9 people from 9 different countries,After the storm had gone through the weather turned wounderful for at least the next 2 weeks.I enjoyed my time with all these people and...
  • Log #17259 - by Pierre Bourdeau on Apr 18, 2003
    Experience formidable et une equipe du tonnerre. I wish you to try this experience. Sunny day, no wind. We were 4 on a group of 10 to attempt the summit.
  • Log #17260 - by stephen pleasants on Apr 16, 2003
    Looking to climb Aconcagua in the next 2-3 years. Have climbed 4 14 ers, but am seeking some advice from experienced climbers of Aconcagua. I am a 31 year old firefighter in good phisical condition,...
  • Log #17261 - by Philip Ulrich on Apr 16, 2003
    Did the Falco Polish route solo via the Vacas Valley. The weather was great and from Camp 2 at the bottom of the Polish glacier it only took 5.5 hours to the summit, but a little tired on the return...
  • Log #17262 - by Bob St.John on Mar 17, 2003
    Three sick old men get to the top via Falso de los Polacos route. Story and photos on my site. After Aconcagua we climbed Ojos del Salado and Licancabur in Chile. We lucked out with good weather.
  • Log #17263 - by Skvaril Jaroslav on Mar 14, 2003
    preclimatize before you enter park! 100% success rate, three old man age 61, 59 and 52 made the "false polish route", in slow motion.
  • Log #17264 - by ivan ivelic on Mar 14, 2003
    two friends from nido to the summit, exellent wether but cold in the morning -20 in berlin. Good people in the way like in the global plaza de mulas.
  • Log #17265 - by Patrick Hoss on Mar 13, 2003
    Project "Diabetes-8000" The second stage: Cerro Aconcagua, 6962m (Argentina) "Life is not what happened, but what we remember and how we remember it." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez On January 6,...
  • Log #17266 - by Ulrich Onken on Mar 02, 2003
    We (a group from Switzerland) had mild weather on the summit day, with less wind than anticipated. The Canaletta was covered with snow and was really strenuous, but we were rewarded by magnificent...
  • Log #17267 - by MILLE Gilbert on Mar 02, 2003
    Hi, In the way down we lost a grey plastic bag (somewhere at the end of the vacas valley) There was some material and clothing in it. But the most important: there where also 3 dia fims in it with...
  • Log #17268 - by Jonathan Horley on Mar 02, 2003
    You could say easy in that it could be described as a hike but I did it and thousnands havent. a great achievement for a guy who took up hiking 3 months before. Very satisfying. Advice...
  • Log #17269 - by berry van welzen on Feb 26, 2003
    Summited via the Polish traverse Route. Very good weather, very good expedition. We were able te spent 75 minutes on the summit!!! Organised with Aconcagua Adventures which was good. Good guides...
  • Log #17270 - by Garrett Dundon on Feb 21, 2003
    Ascent via the normal route. Very cold at summit- unofficially -23C. Canaletta a real killer.
  • Log #17271 - by Rory Macleod on Feb 19, 2003
    We took a new route up along the Guanaco Valley and hooked up with the normal route on summit day at the white rocks. It was an increadible climb (including the blizzard that had us in our tents for...
  • Log #17272 - by Malcolm Bruce on Feb 14, 2003
    Had a great summit day, warm with very little wind. We had more snow than normal which made the Canaleta easier but resulted in a slower descent. We met lots of great people,including an old...
  • Log #17273 - by k.rutland on Feb 09, 2003
    Tough work on summit day, cheers to all the wonderful people we met on the mnt and thanks to everyone. Congrats to the Summits of Hope Crew. ciao
  • Log #17274 - by bob weber on Feb 08, 2003
    I'm moving to Argentina in fall of 2003...will be working there for a year...want to start planning a climb of Aconcagua. I will put together my own climb.
  • Log #17275 - by Danielle on Feb 05, 2003
    Hello, I am a climber with Summits of Hope - we climb mountains around the world to raise money for Children's hospital in Vancouver, BC Canada. We had a great climb with interesting weather (park...
  • Log #17276 - by Robert Paige on Feb 04, 2003
    What a wonderful yet sorry moment for my summit, having going to the mountain for a promise to a friend who passed away due to cancer, but when I finally arrived at the plaza after the big storm I...
  • Log #17277 - by James Coleridge on Feb 03, 2003
    An incredible journey during a week of ever changing weather. The life's inspiration gained from going to the top and the trials and tribulations will last a life time. There was a storm that went...
  • Log #17278 - by Jan van Velzen on Feb 01, 2003
    Summited on 9 january at 12:45 together with Patrick, Arjen and Michiel
  • Log #17279 - by Rob Milne on Jan 29, 2003
    Had a fun time climbing this windy and ugly peak. Actually, the wild ambiance and young geology made it a great trip. Summitted a day ahead of schedule with Louise Trave-Massuyes of France. We used...
  • Log #17280 - by Jared Sexty on Jan 28, 2003
    Campo Base youth hostel was a fun place to stay. Mendoza is a trap, I could spend months there. 10 days on the mountain were quite enjoyable. Climbed from Nido to the summit then took the direct...
  • Log #17281 - by Andres Argutti on Jan 20, 2003
    Camped in Confluencia (3300 mts), between Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas, Plaza de Mulas (camp base, 4250 mts), Plaza Canada (4900), Nido de Condores (5350) and Berlin (5900). No mules, no guide....
  • Log #17282 - by Murat Tufekcibasi on Jan 16, 2003
    A group of 7 climbers from France, we have climbed to the summit by traverse route. After several windy days our summit day was surprisingly calm and quite so that we spent almost an hour on top....
  • Log #17283 - by an anonymous user on Jan 15, 2003
    We'd hoped to climb the Polish Glacier, but the route was far icier than we expected. Our gear was insufficient, and the wind was relentless. You want to do the Polish Glacier? Bring ice climbing...
  • Log #17285 - by Corrado Casinovi on Jan 09, 2003
    Alone from Plaza de Mulas ( normal route )
  • Log #17286 - by Meagan McGrath on Jan 06, 2003
    The conditions were fantastic and trip was a lot of fun. Only one day of "scary" turn around weather, but it went away and the sun shone on forever and ever. A remarkably great time, the...
  • Log #17287 - by MEAUDRE Dominique on Dec 15, 2002
    My name is Dominique; I've already hiked in the Alpes and also on Mexican volcanoes. We are two interested in Aconcagua at the end of the year 2003. Is there anybody who intend to summit it at the...
  • Log #17297 - by Nicolas Waelchli on Dec 09, 2002
    Between 2002 november 20 and 2002 december 2 : 13 days in the Aconcagua Park for a good acclimatization. At the beginnig of the season, there is still some snow which is better. Program : 1. Park...
  • Log #17296 - by Cory S. Monk on Dec 08, 2002
    AN awesome mountain! Take your time and watch how fast you ascend. I saw alot of people taken off the mountain with AMS. Also it gets really cold watch out for frostbite. Climb on!
  • Log #17295 - by Howard Jones on Dec 07, 2002
    Any one that says it's a simple "walk-up" either hasn't been there or is just plain nuts. Great climb. Great view. Great company.
  • Log #17294 - by Greg Aiello on Dec 06, 2002
    Shot a documentary of the climb. Fourteen members from both the US and Argentina. We acclimatized on an 18,000ft. peak in the Silver Range.
  • Log #17293 - by Martin Friedrich on Dec 05, 2002
    The Aconcagua was a terrific experience. Great to be there just over 15 years after my father summitted. Many thanks to Mariano and Mirko who help me greatly on my way down and proved to be real...
  • Log #17292 - by Wayne Morris on Dec 04, 2002
    Excellent all round expedition with Aventuras Patagonicas. Great group of people, and out of our group 8 out of 10 summitted. We did a different route in, up the Vacas valley and descended via the...
  • Log #17298 - by Misael Gonzalez on Nov 17, 2002
    We were five climbers in the team and with five different (low) experiences grade in climbing and life in a climbing-team our major problem during the expedition because this. The other one was the...
  • Log #17299 - by Andrew Gram on Sep 30, 2002
    Has anyone done the Esteban Estaciola or the East Glacier route? Looking for information about how sustained the rock climbing is and if the ice couloirs near the top of the Esteban Estaciola route...
  • Log #17300 - by andrea "alpinekom" viaretti on Sep 29, 2002
    i knew my love at plaza de mulas: vibeke svennum i climbed it with "rainbow team" in 6 days from mendoza. We brought a lot of pasta and 1 mandolino. rainbow team was: Vibeke Svennum...
  • Log #17301 - by Andre WEBER on Sep 29, 2002
    Some facts : From the village of Puente del Inca, follow the road for about 3 km. On the right begins the footpath who brings you in 36 km, crossing a river coming from the South face at Confluencia...
  • Log #17288 - by Ellis James Stewart on Sep 21, 2002
    Climbed with Guy Cotter of New Zealand and Arnold Witzig of Switzerland. Climbed a variant of the Polish Glacier route. Exceptionally calm weather on the summit.
  • Log #17289 - by Andre WEBER on Sep 20, 2002
    After 6 summits over 6000m in 2 months, I was in a very good shape. 6h with heavy backpack from the checkpoint to the Plaza de Mulas. Next day slow until Berlin, without tent, without oven. Not so...
  • Log #17290 - by Jose Manuel Renuncio on Sep 20, 2002
    I went with four friends though only two of us made it to the top. It was such a wonderful experience that a book and a CD ROM guide of the normal route with plenty of photos have been two of the...
  • Log #17302 - by Forrest Carmichael on July 09, 2002
    Summited via Falso de Polacos with Rod Scherba, Brian Mellea, Todd Williams and Paul Bonifacio with awesome guide, Martin Zabaleta. We were the only complete group to summit from the Vacas approach...
  • Log #17291 - by tomas olsson on May 13, 2002
    Skied from the summit down the Polish Glacier Direct, for further visit our website (in english).
  • Log #17306 - by Martin Friedrich on May 12, 2002
    The Aconcagua was a terrific experience. Great to be there just over 15 years after my father summitted. Many thanks to Mariano and Mirko who help me greatly on my way down and proved to be real...
  • Log #17310 - by Bernardo Turnbull on May 12, 2002
    It has been twelve years and I still miss the mountain. For my group it was the expedition of a lifetime; both financially and physically. We were very fortunate, mainly with the weather; 1990 was a...
  • Log #17311 - by P. Sandum on May 12, 2002
    Viva las playas en la vina del mar... This year the winter was 5 weeks shorter than usual for me in Norway!
  • Log #17313 - by Boris Krielen on May 12, 2002
    I wanted to try to climb Aconcagua out of season, solo. So I did. When entering the park, there were still three groups of climbers in the park, but as soon as I went up to Berlin, I was the only one...
  • Log #17314 - by Ove Nesje on May 12, 2002
    Spent two nights in Penitentes, three nights in Confluencia and five nights in Plaza del Mulas. Carried two loads up to Nido de Condores with one rest day in between before we established on Nido. On...
  • Log #17315 - by Howard Jones on May 12, 2002
    Anyone that says it's a simple walk-up has either never been there or is a simple idiot! It was a great climb with a great group.
  • Log #17316 - by Mike Mays on May 12, 2002
    Our team consisting of Brad Hornung of Anchorage, Alaska; Lisa Houston of Montgomery, Alabama; and Heather Rowland of Anchorage, Alaska; and myself, successfully completed a traverse of Aconcauga via...
  • Log #17317 - by Miquel Rafa on May 12, 2002
    Summited with my wife Barbara Ortuño and Catalan friends David Guri and Xavi Llambres. Perhaps the best day of all February (no clouds or storm after 14-15h !), mild temperature -18 to -10 C and...
  • Log #17318 - by ARNOLD KADAR on May 12, 2002
    I have summited the top of mount Aconcagua in great weather, with almost no wind and -4C. It was a great experience at the end of a generally bad season. Viva Aconcagua! What a feeling to be the...
  • Log #17319 - by jankees van epenhuysen on May 12, 2002
    being on top of Argentina's highest mountain only one day after the royal wedding of Maxima and Willem Alexander does add a special quality to this (dutch) achievement. I celebrated and attached an...
  • Log #17320 - by Jonas Jonsson on May 12, 2002
    The way to the summit and safe return is to tke it slow on your acclimatisation. We spent 2 days outside the park to acclimatise, 3 days to basecamp, 5 nights in basecamp, 4 nights in nido and 1 in...
  • Log #17321 - by Scott Parazynski on May 12, 2002
    Approached from the Vacas/Relinchos side and Plaza Argentina, with the intention to climb the Polish Glacier Direct. Very icy conditions and the lack of a second ice tool per climber led us to...
  • Log #17322 - by Nicolas JAQUES on May 12, 2002
    That was a great climb with hardly no wind after so many windy days! Starting from 5300 m below the Polish Glacier, we reached the summit in one push and back to base camp the same day.
  • Log #17323 - by Boris Krielen on May 12, 2002
    I climbed Aconcagua solo march 1999 and november 2000 but didn't reach the summit. 1999 I got to 6.500 meter and 2000 only 6.000. In 2002 I will come back for a winterclimb.
  • Log #17324 - by jim fisher on May 12, 2002
    Solo, 7 days, alpine style. falso de polacos. or false polish. better and less crowded than the normal route.
  • Log #17325 - by Veikko Baath on May 12, 2002
    we plan a little expedition to the aconcagua in january 2002 more Details asap under http://www.baath.de if you have some essential information for us, please let us know email veikko@baath.de ...
  • Log #17326 - by Francois Langlois on May 12, 2002
    It was a wonderful experience, and great preparation for my Mount Everest expedition in May 2001
  • Log #17327 - by Stavenuiter on May 12, 2002
    A dutch expedition team will try to clim the Aconcagua in January 2002. Look for more information at our site!
  • Log #17328 - by Alejandro Orbezo ElÌzaga on May 12, 2002
    We were the first team on the summit that Christmas day, and we got there trough the normal route. It was a great day, a bit cloudy and windy, but it still was great. We celebrated Mass on the...
  • Log #17329 - by Jorge Decurgez on May 12, 2002
    only 2 of a group of 3 summited - summited under snow storm conditions with limited to no visibility - I wouldn't try it again in such weather conditions
  • Log #17330 - by Nancy Ferrell and Michael Yde on May 12, 2002
    Mike summited in storm. Canaletta lived up to its reputation. Mike and Nancy (Seattle Aconcagua Millenium Expedition) were in the park from 1/21 to 2/7. Nancy made it to upper Camp Berlin.
  • Log #17331 - by Julia Low Akee,Gord Ferguson, Jardine on May 12, 2002
    Had a perfect summit day up the Polish Glacier,special thanks to Gord "Stinkyfoot" Ferguson
  • Log #17332 - by Nafiz Balci on May 12, 2002
    via classical route, with Hasan Cagdas
  • Log #17333 - by Hasan Cagdas on May 12, 2002
    via Classical route. with Nafiz Balci
  • Log #17334 - by Steven on May 12, 2002
    I am studying this mountain/volcano in school and would like to know when this volcano first erupted and the last time it erupted. Can anyone help with this. I know it is now extinct. Thanks!
  • Log #17335 - by Tony Horness on May 12, 2002
    This was my second try on this peak. Do not underestimate the wind or effects of elevation. It is a big mountain that requires a lot on summit day. I had one of my best climbs of my life, but it was...
  • Log #17336 - by Adriano Petrachi on May 12, 2002
    Solitary ascent normal route. Danger comes from easy access to the mountain and high altitude.
  • Log #17337 - by Jimmy Johansson on May 12, 2002
    Polish Glacier Route, "direct"
  • Log #17338 - by Chris Long on May 12, 2002
    One foot in front of the other. See the whole story on my web site: www.mtngoat14k.com
  • Log #17339 - by Chris Vachon on May 12, 2002
    Reached the peak (1 of 7) at 3:24:24PM, perfect weather on top (30 degrees F, no wind). Most beautiful thing I've ever seen! I probably wouldn't go back though. Reached the summit with Shani, Nick,...
  • Log #17340 - by Carlos Vidal S. on May 12, 2002
    polish route. tradicional. Not finished... be sured of your crampons.
  • Log #17341 - by Shani Tan on May 12, 2002
    Horcones Route. This is my second attempt, first was last year on the Falso Polacos (Polish Traverse). Much better weather this year, the trip being about 4 weeks later. Water availabiltiy in Plaza...
  • Log #17342 - by Harry Kikstra on May 12, 2002
    I summited together with Erik Slot after ascending the Polish glacier route until camp II. There we traversed the Falso de Los Polacos to White Rocks. I strongly recommend this route as it is much...
  • Log #17343 - by Martin Pouliot on May 12, 2002
    Bring on with you light color cloth, because the sun is burning and the temperature is hot. It wasn't as cold as I expected. Take your time,get well acclimatate and you'll reach your goal!
  • Log #17344 - by Kathlyn Millan on May 12, 2002
    This was my 2nd summit attempt, and I'm very happy to say, now that I've summited, that I'll NEVER have to climb that mountain again!!!!!!!!
  • Log #17345 - by Jean-Francois Bélanger on May 12, 2002
    well... I think climbing a mountain is probably somehow like giving birth..... once you get the cookie you forget the pain..... high enough to exercise your brain's muscles!!! mind yourself... ...
  • Log #17346 - by Gregoire Hanss on May 12, 2002
    Solo Direct Polish route
  • Log #17347 - by Terry Trevino on May 12, 2002
    We actually approached fromt the less traveled Vacas Valley to Plaza Argentina route. Very tough terrain, yet beautiful. Although at times I considered we were somewhere that NASA had used to film...
  • Log #17349 - by Bob Evans on May 12, 2002
    Summited with Martin Braden and Robert Carney from Berlin Camp on day 11. Paul Penno of our group summited the day before from Nido.
  • Log #17350 - by Alexis Monnerot-Dumaine on May 12, 2002
    Normal route. So windy we decided to go directly from base camp to Berlin hut, without any tent. Ski on the Cerro Bonete for acclimatization. See the site for photos, story and information.
  • Log #17351 - by William Marler on May 12, 2002
    Our group summited this year on the polish traverse route. Weather cooperated. No snow bridges down low, and Canaleta was snow free therefore more challenging. There is now have a web site that...
  • Log #17352 - by John Braunagel on May 12, 2002
    Came up the Polish side and it was fun. Check out my Web site for some Photos.
  • Log #17353 - by Archie McCook on May 12, 2002
    Cantaleta is everything people say and more. Head down, one step at a time. Don't look up, its depressing. You have to know that you are going to be here for a long time.
  • Log #17354 - by Richard Pattison on May 12, 2002
    We were lucky to have pleasant weather on summit day, although the previous week only 2 people had summitted due to bad storms. You just have to be lucky with the weather when it's your turn for...
  • Log #17355 - by Alexis Monnerot-Dumaine on May 12, 2002
    Normal route. A terrible summital scree and strong winds at the summit. Expedition story and photos (see my site)
  • Log #17356 - by Luis M. Branco on May 12, 2002
    Cloudy, cold afternoon on the summit, but the excitement of standing on top of Aconcagua was enough for a broad, hypoxic smile. A fantastic high altitude experience with a very fit, strong team, led...
  • Log #17357 - by Oscar Svensson on May 12, 2002
    Summited on new years eve. Not tecnical. but the canaleta cannot be underestimated. Beware of the weather, the mountain is very exposed to the Pacific.
  • Log #17358 - by Thomas L. Allen on May 12, 2002
    My son, Steve Allen,is on the mountain as of 1 JAN 2001 with Tom Whitaker (Everest summit in 1998). they are doing the "high seven". Wish them luck !!!
  • Log #17359 - by William Marler on May 12, 2002
    I have had several requests for an equipment list and info. I am posing one here for all who wish. Safe climbing for all. Cheers William Marler Here is a brief list for you.
  • Log #17360 - by Hunter Hale Rudd on May 12, 2002
    Good luck and best wishes to all of those who wish to climb this formidable mountain
  • Log #17362 - by one brat on May 12, 2002
    My teacher is climbing Acomcagua on Tuesday. He was going to climb today but his plane was cancled in medford. So they went on a bus to california and their stuff got lost lost. Now they are their!!!
  • Log #17363 - by Tortsen Hohnman on May 12, 2002
    My teacher is going to climb the mountain on tuesday! He was going to start the climb yesterday but first his plane was cancled in medford so they sceduled their plane in California and got a grey...
  • Log #17364 - by Philippe Fait on May 12, 2002
    I soloed to this huge summit after 14 hours of climb. The wind and the snow turned a lot of people but I fighted over and did it. I am trying to do it again this year (I am living December the 19th)....
  • Log #17365 - by Uwe Kraus on May 12, 2002
    During January and February 2000 I climbed to the summit of Aconcagua by myself. I started the acclimatisation in Puente del Inca and stayed there for three days. Than I entered the Parque Provincial...
  • Log #17366 - by Eric Schaechter on May 12, 2002
    International expedition led by Helena Artmann (Brazil). It was 4 of us (Helena Artmann from Brazil, Ole Petter Bjertnes from Norway, Ronnie Kilman from Sweden and me, Eric Schaechter from Mexico). ...
  • Log #17367 - by Francis ALLIAS on May 12, 2002
    Polish route direct
  • Log #17368 - by Mike Otis on May 12, 2002
    8 of 9 of us summitted. Easy technically. Good altitude test. 4 days of intermittent very high winds/snow at high camp.
  • Log #17369 - by William Marler on May 12, 2002
    Repeating my previous story. Please note new Email address wmarler@sympatico.ca. Some people had some very good questions. If you try reaching me note the new address.
  • Log #17370 - by Knut Remen on May 12, 2002
    A great adventure for a man from the far northern Norway
  • Log #17371 - by Tyrone Butcher on May 12, 2002
    Summited with Venezuelan climbing partner from Nido de Condores, Left Nido at 08:00am summited at 15:45pm left summit at 17:00pm and descended down the Gran Accareo arriving back at Nido in 2 hours....
  • Log #17372 - by Hans - Georg Viehbrock on May 12, 2002
    This was my second trip to Aconcagua. Last time, in descember 1997 i had to turn around after i got a bad flu in camp 2 on Polish Glasier. This time i was going there with 7 friends. Four of them...
  • Log #17373 - by Jason Connell on May 12, 2002
    Hit the summit at 4:10 pm after 9 hours and 10 minutes from camp nido at 5,300 mtrs. The weather was windy but other wise very good, the view of the south face was incredible. Thank you to the guide...
  • Log #17374 - by Liesbet Willocx on May 12, 2002
    Iam trying to climb in every country (where the Andes go trough) the highest mountain. This is number two. I did the Ojos del Salado on the 10 of februari 2000.
  • Log #17375 - by Daniele and Alessandro Struppa on May 12, 2002
    Ascent was guided by Cecelia Mortensen, of Mountain Madness. Our route was the Polish Traverse. We trekked through the Vacas Valley, and then the Relinchos Valley up to Plaza Argentina. We stoked...
  • Log #17376 - by Otmar Winkler on May 12, 2002
    We were a group of 6 from Saxonia, Germany. We all summited, via different routes: Rai Gentzsch and Dirk Pannenborg on Jan 22 via Polish Glacier Direct, Stefan Adlung and Gerd Plate on Jan 23 via...
  • Log #17377 - by Alan Pulsipher on May 12, 2002
    Our group of 4 from Las Vegas, Nevada included Jim Ness, Tryge Simpson, Don Turley and myself. It struck us that this mountain cannot be climbed unless the good lord permits it to be done with...
  • Log #17378 - by William Marler on May 12, 2002
    I was on two expeditions this climbing season. One in early December which was very cold especially at camp 2. The wind threatened to drive us off the mountain on our first summit attempt. The cold...
  • Log #17379 - by Grzegorz (Greg) Gawel on May 12, 2002
    One hell of a big mountain. I damn the day I bought Secor's book and listen to his advices. It almost cost me my life as well life of the 2 other guys. I climbed solo via Polish Glacier Direct but...
  • Log #17380 - by Tom Henderson on May 12, 2002
    The route via the Vacas Valley was excellent and one tenth the people. High winds from 17,000+ hammered all but the determined. Good gear and tents up high a requirement, as the white wind was in...
  • Log #17381 - by Jose Manuel Gonzalez Diaz on May 12, 2002
    Summited after 14 days with friend Manuel Barbara, via normal Route. Nice people at the Mt., weather predictable, beware of lenticular clouds and mainly from cirrus coming from yhe west, they...
  • Log #17382 - by Alan MacDonald on May 12, 2002
    Very cold, very windy with hairy descent in blizzard. Canaletta is horrendous - allow 3 hours for this section alone. Views worth the effort though. Summitted as part of the Scottish Scout Seven...
  • Log #17385 - by Matt Diegutis on May 12, 2002
    Weather was very predicable and generally fine. Bad weather rolled in most afternoons and cleared by sunset. Ski poles a must. Don,t rush.
  • Log #17386 - by Knut Remen on May 12, 2002
    The summit day was very hard, but I made it together with 17 other Norwegians on the same day. That's almost a sensation.
  • Log #17387 - by andrew kulmatiski on May 12, 2002
    I soloed the peak unassisted. I had to go slow under the weight of the gear and i think this saved me. Many who hired mules and moved quickly were forced to retreat. Bring aspirin (not...
  • Log #17388 - by Rob Spinosa on May 12, 2002
    Summited on New Year's Day, 2000, via the Polish Glacier. A beautiful mountain and a great route.
  • Log #17389 - by Bart De Boeck on May 12, 2002
    We started too late, climbed to slow making too much ankerpoints in the Polish Glacier and almost froze to death on the summit by night: -40. The first time I believed earth had stopped turning for...
  • Log #17390 - by Sean Disney on May 12, 2002
    This was Adventure Dynamics 4th guided ascent of the mountain. 6 of our clients summitted on 16th December 1999, after the weather played 4 days good and 4 days bad cycles, the most snow we have...
  • Log #17391 - by Peter Gram on May 12, 2002
    I spent my 20th birthday at Camp 1 on the Polish Glacier route, then I summited via the False Polish route. Unfortunately, I had to solo summit day, but I had wonderful weather.
  • Log #17392 - by Jim Clash on May 12, 2002
    The Canaletta is all they say it is--hell on earth up near heaven, if that makes any sense. Still one of my most memorable (and physical) climbs.
  • Log #17393 - by Ilkka on May 12, 2002
    Summited via Polish Glacier Direct. Climbing was fun and snowboarding down even more fun. I was the only one from our party of three to summit. Prepare for windy conditions.
  • Log #17394 - by Alejandro Orbezo ElÌzaga on May 12, 2002
    We were 14 on the summit from the same expedition: Armando Sánchez (chief), Noé Carreón (priest) (Celebrated Mass on the summit), Juan Antontio Acevedo (assistant guide), Víctor Guevara...
  • Log #17395 - by exercise stone sentinel on May 12, 2002
    british army royal irish regiment expedition, climbing from the horcones valley, put 5 out of 9 on the summit. faugh a ballagh!
  • Log #17396 - by mathieu audibert on May 12, 2002
    I was just 17 years hold in 1996. I climbed it with 10 friends of me. We spend great time on this mountain, and we did the summit.
  • Log #17397 - by Ole Petter Bjertnes on May 12, 2002
    "An expedition which brought all four expedition members to the summit of Aconcagua! We had a great time...if you wonder...JUST DO IT!!!"
  • Log #17399 - by Pablo Martinez Lopez on May 12, 2002
    I was part of the youngest mexicain expedition who has ever get the summit of this mountain. I'm only 18 years old, and now I'm training for the biggest adventure in my whole life, MOUNT EVEREST.
  • Log #17400 - by Rik on May 12, 2002
    In 1997 I led a group of 5 from the OSAT climbing club in Seattle on an attempt from the Vacas side. Spent 2 nights at 20,300 before abandoning the attempt and returning via the normal route. Full...
  • Log #17401 - by K. Bouquet on May 12, 2002
    Normal route, from Mulats.
  • Log #17402 - by Thomas Doppler on May 12, 2002
    We acclimatized in Vallecitos, near Mt. Plata, for four days. Started for Aconcagua on Jan. 2nd, 1998.
  • Log #17403 - by stefan alstermo on May 12, 2002
    CLIMBED THE NORMAL ROUTE IN 13 DAYS IF SOMEBOBY IS ITERESTED IN CLIMB MUZTAGHATA (CHINA) IN 99-2000 SEND ME AN E-MAIL
  • Log #17404 - by Rick Mossman on May 12, 2002
    Two other U.S. National Park Rangers and myself plus a friend started in late December 1986 and summited in January 1987 on the Normal Route. This was before any guidebooks, helicopters, hotels at...
  • Log #17405 - by Christopher Haddad on May 12, 2002
    How wonderful it was to be standing on top of the Western Hemisphere! My friend Mark and I were the only two on the client list who below 21, making this summit very special. We summitted together at...
  • Log #17406 - by Ignacio Merino on May 12, 2002
    Ruta Normal. Expedicion de limpieza UPAM 1991.
  • Log #17407 - by Dennis Williams on May 12, 2002
    Ascended Vacas Valley route and descended the Normal route. Four of six summited. Details, trip report, and pictures are at http://www.Climbing-Guides.
  • Log #17408 - by Chris Stout on May 12, 2002
    Sun can be bright, winds will be strong, patience is key, Polish Glacier is fun, Direct is better, but take the easy route down, take your guide book to the summit. Remember Winds will be strong....
  • Log #17409 - by Rodrigo Echeverría Bernales on May 12, 2002
    last season, january-febrery 1998 were the worth weather i have ever experience in Los Andes. I guided but could not reach summit because of the extremely cold and wind condition
  • Log #17410 - by N. Everett Russell on May 12, 2002
    Wanted to climb the Polish Glacier but the ice was extremely hard so were summitted via the False Polish Glacier Rt. It was a great experience.
  • Log #17411 - by Slavko Rozic on May 12, 2002
    By Direct Polish Glaciar,2 days from Plaza de Mulas,with bivy on the base of Galcier(via Nido de Condores).On lower part some penetentes,upper very nice climbing on 40-50 degree hard snow.(6 hours...
  • Log #17413 - by Carl Malmfeldt on May 12, 2002
    Climbed via the "Normal route". Great weather and great climbing companions made this trip a success. My thanks to Augusto and Lucho. 9 days up and 2 down.
  • Log #17414 - by Helene Doppler, Heidi Goessl, Schoenanger on May 12, 2002
    A grand experience for a young grandmother and friends!
  • Log #17415 - by Coby Wheeler on May 12, 2002
    Falso de los Polacos to Ruta Normal at White Rocks; Weather and ice conditions prevented ascent of Polish Glacier
  • Log #17417 - by Hartmut Bielefeldt on May 12, 2002
    After several days of cold, windy and unstable weather, we had a beautifully comfortable stay on the summit: without any wind, rather warm (-5 C), perfectly blue skies and magnificient view over the...
  • Log #17419 - by John Bragg on May 12, 2002
    Returning for another succesful (hopefully) summit at age 64. Advice - listen to your body, take it slow, watch the weather
  • Log #17420 - by Lluis Valles on May 12, 2002
    From Normal Route we attack the mountain from Nido Condores (at 5500m). It is the best option if you want to sleep, so in Berlin camp (6000m) it is quite difficult unless you are very trained to the...
  • Log #17421 - by Bob Gross on May 12, 2002
    Taking Diamox might get better results than going without. Among our climbers, the Diamox group did better than the non-Diamox group, but it was not a large sample.
  • Log #17422 - by Larry Chapman on May 12, 2002
    Ruta Normal.