Ascent of Aconcagua on 2008-02-03
|Date:||Sunday, February 3, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||22841 ft / 6961 m|
Ascent Trip ReportYah I did this one 12 years ago.. Big Highlights..
went in at Punta de Vacas, made it to Plaza Argentina at 13k, got some AMS. Took it easy for 2 days, did the gear move on one of those days, got over my AMS finished the summit climb. Went down via Plaza de Mulas(the standard route). Oddly enough, even with having AMS, I ended up being the only climber to make the summit in my group, one guide accompanied me. I do recall the summit day even though it was only 1000 feet of gain (we started from Camp Colera on summit day) it took FOREVER. Puff Puff, step, puff puff puff step etc. The down route was so fast :D.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||14841 ft / 4523 m|
| Quality:||10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gain on way in:||14841 ft / 4523 m|
| Route:||Vacas Valley Route|
| Start Trailhead:||Punta de Vacas 8000 ft / 2438 m|
| Time:||14 Days |
| End Trailhead:||Horcones Visitor Center |
| Time:||2 Days |
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