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Ascent to Aconcagua-Nido des Condores in 2006-01

Climber: Chris Hood

Others in Party:3 other party members
Date:January, 2006
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Point Reached:Aconcagua - Nido des Condores
    Location:Argentina
    Elevation:18500 ft / 5638 m
    Remaining Elevation:4341 ft / 1323 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Part of a party of four ascending out of Plaza des Mulas. I acclimatized very well and was feeling great up to Camp Canada, at which point I developed altitude-related nausea mixed with basically inedible freeze-dried dinner choices. A struggle up to Nido resulted in a retreat back to PDM. The weather window during our time there turned out to be 3 days, and two of the party successfully summitted during that period. The other party member had issues with low blood oxygen levels, and required a long time to acclimate at base camp.Sobering due to deaths that were occurring on the mountain during this time period (including one on the flats below base camp)
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Animal/Pet, Hut Camp, Tent Camp



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