Ascent of Aconcagua on 2017-12-19
|Date:||Tuesday, December 19, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||22841 ft / 6961 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSchedule:
Days -7 and -6: acclimation hiking/camping. Matthew camps at 8,600 ft in the CA Sierra; Eric camps in Camp Muir (10,188 ft) on Mt. Rainier
Day 0 (Dec 8, 2017): Depart Seattle and San Francisco; fly to Santiago, Chile
Day 1: Arrive Santiago; taxi to Santiago bus station; bus to Hotel Ayelen (Penitentes, Argentina), 8,540 ft; pick up permits from Grajales (logistics company); stay in hotel
Day 2: Drop off food with Grajales for mule transport; shuttle from hotel to trailhead at Horcones (9,678 ft); register with rangers; start hiking; camp at Confluencia (11,122 ft).
Day 3: Hike from Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas (14,107 ft); camp at Mulas
Day 4: Rest day at Mulas
Day 5: Carry food/gear up to Nido de Cóndores (18,208 ft); return to Mulas; camp at Mulas
Day 6: Move camp to Canadá (16,568 ft); camp at Canadá
Day 7: Move camp to Nido de Cóndores (18,208 ft); camp at Nido
Day 8: Rest day at Nido
Day 9: Carry food/gear to Berlín Camp (19,455 ft); return to Nido; camp at Nido
Day 10: Move camp to Berlín; camp at Berlín
Day 11 (12/19/2017): Depart Berlín (8:35am); arrive Aconcagua summit (1:06pm); leave summit (1:15pm); arrive Berlín (2:30pm); pack up gear, depart Berlín (3pm); arrive Plaza de Mulas (5pm); camp at Mulas
Day 12: rest day at Mulas; hike around the area
Day 13: depart Plaza de Mulas carrying all gear/food; arrive Horcones; check out with rangers; Grajales shuttle back to Hotel Ayelen; stay at hotel
Day 14: Grajales shuttle to Argentina/Chile border; walk across border; taxi from border to Hotel in Santiago; visit friend Gabriel; Matthew flies out of Santiago
Day 15: Matthew arrives in San Francisco; Eric flies out to Copiapó, Chile for Ojos del Salado
Link to full trip report and pictures.
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