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Ascent to Aconcagua-Nido de Condores on 2014-03-06

Climber: Andrew Rankine

Date:Thursday, March 6, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Aconcagua - Nido de Condores
    Location:Argentina
    Elevation:18045 ft / 5500 m
    Remaining Elevation:4796 ft / 1461 m (31% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked to Plaza de Mulas already acclimatized from peaks in nearby areas. From there carried and then moved to Canada. After a rest day carried twice to Nido, moving afterward to Plaza de Mulas due to an incoming windstorm. With 1 meter of snow on ground, bad conditions due to incoming windstorm that might last beyond my 20 day permit and weakness due to altitude I decided to turn back. In future would rather return in January.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10499 ft / 3200 m
    Trailhead:7546 ft / 2300 m



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