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Ascent of Aconcagua on 2017-12-19

Climber: Eric Gilbertson

Date:Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Aconcagua
    Location:Argentina
    Elevation:22841 ft / 6961 m

Ascent Trip Report

Schedule:

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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