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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:19000 ft / 5791 m

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
    Total Elevation Gain:16300 ft / 4968 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5800 ft / 1767 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:16300 ft / 4968 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 10500 ft / 3201 m; Extra: 5800 ft / 1767m
    Loss on way in:5800 ft / 1767 m
    Start Trailhead:8500 ft / 2590 m
Descent Statistics



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