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Ascent of Aconcagua on 2019-02-09

Climber: Andrew Yi

Date:Saturday, February 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Aconcagua
    Location:Argentina
    Elevation:22841 ft / 6961 m

Ascent Trip Report

1/27/19: arrive in Mendoza, obtain our permits
1/28/19: drive to Penitentes (elevation: approx. 8,500 ft); drop off our gear with the mules
1/29/19: arrive at the Vacas Valley trailhead; walk to Pampa de Lenas (elevation: 9,435 ft; 8.52 miles; 2,014 vertical gain)
1/30/19: walk to Casa de Piedra (elevation: 10,639 ft; 9.99 miles; 1,522 vertical gain)
1/31/19: walk to Plaza Argentina base camp (elevation: 13,800 ft; 7.55 miles; 3,488 vertical gain)
2/1/19: rest day at Plaza Argentina; short acclimatization hike of 0.71 miles, 400 vertical gain)
2/2/19: carry day to Camp 1 (altitude: 16,500 ft; 4.61 miles roundtrip; 2,726 vertical gain)
2/3/19: rest day
2/4/19: move to Camp 1
2/5/19: carry to Camp 2 - Guanacos (altitude: 17,969 ft; 3.88 miles round-trip; 2,139 vertical gain)
2/6/19: rest day
2/7/19: move to Camp 2
2/8/19: move to Camp 3 - Cholera (altitude: 19,649 ft; 1.33 miles; 2,635 vertical gain)
2/9/19: SUMMIT DAY!! Camp 3 to Summit, back to Camp 3 (altitude: 22,841 ft; 4.2 miles; 5,187 ascent; 2,661 descent)
2/10/19: descend from Camp 3 to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (altitude: 14,439 ft; 3.7 miles; 6,352 descent)
2/11/19: hike from Plaza de Mulas to the Horcones Valley trailhead, completing the 360 "Polish" traverse (15.75 miles; 6,345 ft of descent); quick lunch and beer in Penitentes and then drive to Mendoza
2/12/19 - 2/15/19: party and relaxing in Mendoza, celebrating a successful summit!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Animal/Pet, Tent Camp



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