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Ascent of Aconcagua on 2003-02-17

Climber: Len Hall

Date:Monday, February 17, 2003
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Aconcagua
    Location:Argentina
    Elevation:5791 m / 19000 ft

Ascent Trip Report

w Chuck & Carla, Keith, Todd , Ken . standard route this time
10 days/9 nights on trail for Carla and I, 1 extra for the boys
8500 to 10700, 10700 to 14000, carry to 16100 and back, carry to 16100 and back, move to 16100, carry to 17700, move to 17700, trip up to 19000 and back to 17700, next day Carla and I head back to base, boys attempt summit next day, but the white wind (viento blanco) and cold rebuffs them
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4968 m / 16300 ft
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Pack Animals, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4968 m / 16300 ft
    Extra Loss:1767 m / 5800 ft
    Trailhead:2590 m / 8500 ft
Descent Statistics



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