Ascent of Aconcagua on 2008-02-03

Climber: Jamie Dahl

Date:Sunday, February 3, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:22841 ft / 6961 m

Ascent Trip Report

Yah 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:14841 ft / 4523 m
    Route:Vacas Valley Route
    Start Trailhead:Punta de Vacas  8000 ft / 2438 m
    Time:14 Days 
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Horcones Visitor Center  
    Time:2 Days 

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