Ascent of Aconcagua on 1998-12-31

Climber: Erik Esseen

Others in Party:Stefan Jonsson
Barbro Karlsson
Arne Nordin
Carl Wiström
Date:Thursday, December 31, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:22841 ft / 6961 m

Ascent Trip Report

Successful expedition with four friends from Östersund, Sweden - Barbro, Carl, Arne and Stefan.
My first climb to higher altitude. Felt fine. Great weather conditions. Proper acclimatization allowing ourselves plenty of time.
Used the mules to carry gear in and out from base camp. Still, had some 25kg daily on our backs up the mountain except on summit day.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:15819 ft / 4820 m
    Extra Gain:984 ft / 299 m
    Trailhead:Puente del Inca  8990 ft / 2740 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Animal/Pet, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:18 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Very dry. Strong sun.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:17 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Days 

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