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Ascent of Aconcagua on 2009-01-18

Climber: Matthias Ihl

Others in Party:Paul Walter
Sarp Akcay
Date:Sunday, January 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Aconcagua
    Location:Argentina
    Elevation:19688 ft / 6000 m

Ascent Trip Report

First attempt (Polish route from Plaza Argentina), unfortunately unsuccessful, weather was too severe, tonss of snow, windy and very cold. Made it to halfway between Camp 1 and Camp 2. Spent New Year's Eve 2008/2009 out in open country, first day on the hike up to Plaza Argentina.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp



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