Ascent of Aconcagua on 1998-12-31
|Others in Party:||Stefan Jonsson|
|Date:||Thursday, December 31, 1998|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6961 m / 22841 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportSuccessful expedition with four friends from Östersund, Sweden - Barbro, Carl, Arne and Stefan.
My first climb to higher altitude. Felt fine. Great weather conditions. Proper acclimatization allowing ourselves plenty of time.
Used the mules to carry gear in and out from base camp. Still, had some 25kg daily on our backs up the mountain except on summit day.
See pic @ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Aconcagua_route_1a.jpg
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||4819 m / 15819 ft|
| Extra Gain:||299 m / 984 ft|
| Trailhead:||Puente del Inca 2740 m / 8990 ft|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles, Pack Animals, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||18 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Clear|
Very dry. Strong sun.
| Time Up:||17 Days |
| Time Down:||3 Days |
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