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Ascent to Aconcagua-base 13500 on 2000-02-12

Climber: Len Hall

Date:Saturday, February 12, 2000
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Aconcagua - base 13500
    Location:Argentina
    Elevation:13500 ft / 4114 m
    Remaining Elevation:9341 ft / 2847 m (63% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

W Chuck and Keith I had big D at from the start....not good.
day 1 arrive Penitentes, arrange gear for mules
day 2 Varcos Valley trailhead of 8000 ft to army outpost 9500
day 3 up valley to 10500 very hot(day) cold at night/windy
day 4 to base camp at 13500
day 5 rest...didn't help getting pulmonary edema
day 6 back down to 9500
day 7 out to trailhead
day 8 spent in Santiago, Chile
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5500 ft / 1676 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5500 ft / 1676 m
    Start Trailhead:8000 ft / 2438 m
Descent Statistics



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