Aventuras Patagonicas on Aconcagua Expedition - Dec 5 - Dec 24 - AP3

Aventuras Patagonicas on Aconcagua Expedition - Dec 5 - Dec 24 - AP3

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Aconcagua Expedition - Dec 5 - Dec 24 - AP3

Celebration dinner

Dec 21 2009

The group is back in Mendoza. Everyone is tired but happy. They are getting some rest at the Hyatt and will go out tonight for a celebration party in a "finca" (farm), at 13 km from Mendoza. So this will be our last dispatch for this group. Congratulations and Merry Christmas for the climbers and for their relatives, friends, lovers, colleagues and plain courious that followed their Aconcagua experience!Nicolás GarcíaAP Mendoza
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Summit!

Dec 19 2009

  In a clear and sunny morning, part of the group summited yersterday! They made the push from High Camp (or White Rocks), at 19600 ft, to the top. The summit of Aconcagua, at 22.834 ft, is the highest point in the world outside of the Himalayas. The place has an awesome view, of the sea of smaller peaks around and of the imposing South Face. I don not have the information of who summited yet. But we are all proud that the expeditions succed...
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The altitude game

Dec 14 2009

The group has left the good life at base camp to face the higher camps in the hill. No more haute cuisine -although Martín and Eliana, the guides, are fine cooks. Camp I is at 16000 ft, still comfortable. Everyone is feeling fine. I will give you more info as they call. Regards from Mendoza! (hot and dry here, kind of windy up there) Nicolás GarcíaAP Mendoza
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Successful trek to base camp

Dec 9 2009

After hiking the Vacas Valley and the Relinchos Valley, the 6 climbers and 2 guides arrived today to Plaza Argentina (14200 ft). The approximation trek has one of the most spectacular views of the whole mountain, the Polish Glacier (picture from a previous trip). Everyone is fine and hungry. Our base camp chef, susy, will see to that. Martín (lead guide) promised to send me a picture from a sat phone. I will keep you informed! Nicolá...
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Good bye Mendoza

Dec 6 2009

In a fresh Sunday morning, the 6 climbers and two guides left the city of Mendoza and headed towards the "Cordillera" -the range-. This is a special trip, since three of the climblers are a familiy: Chet, Shelley (who is celebrating her birthday today) and their son Jackson. The van will take them across three mountain ranges, the Pre Andes, the Frontal Range and the main range, where Aconcagua lies. They will sleep at 2700m today, and so they wi...
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Aventuras Patagonicas 3rd trip of the season is ready to go!

Dec 6 2009

The 6 climbers and two guides are working hard in Mendoza. They are doing gear checks and packing all the stuff. We will have a solid Argentinean steak dinner tonight, of course with some Malbec red wine since we are in the land of the sun and the wine. Here is a picture of the guides Martín Molina, a master rock climber and UIAGM guide from Mendoza, an Eliana Caamaño, a really strong lady from the city of Rosario, in the Pampas, as...
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