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aconcagua Nov 2011

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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby idance7 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:02 pm

how much did it actually cost?
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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby JB99 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:09 pm

Congrats on the summit! Will you post a trip report?
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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby KatieFinn » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:32 pm

Ruben,

Congrats! Good work! =D>

Separately, when are we getting together for that beer that we have been talking about?
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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby AspenEx » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:09 pm

Nice job.

Looking forward to the TR.
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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby polishruben » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:14 pm

thanks everyone :)

costs wise: I have not calculated everything yet, and I may delay it for a long time hehe. But a bulk assessment: ~300 bucks in gear upgrades and dry food, 300 ascent permit, 150 for mules both ways ( yes, more on that in TR ), and about 30-50 bucks a day after the summit for food, wine and hostels. Since the flight was free I think it was around or slightly more 1K for everything.

I will post TR, after I get re-organize and settle in :) I got back last night. There are definitely points for and against going so early in the season, but one sentence should summarize it: "ALONE on the summit." More in TR.

Kasia, jak najbardziej. Lets figure out some dates that would work!:) Zostajecie tutaj na swieta czy lecicie gdzies ? ( nothing beats a good multilingual conversation ;)

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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby ulvetano » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:35 pm

Congrats Ruben! I'm glad u did it in Nov (if only to silence the random critics!)! Looking forward to the tr. Very cool

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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby kushrocks » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:19 pm

Bravo Ruben =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> What's next?
Can't wait to read the trip report!!!
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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby Theodore » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:30 pm

Congrats! I'm also looking forward to the TR once you get settled in.

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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby polishruben » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:10 pm

hey guys, the TR is up and running. In advance, I apologize for grammar and tenses mixed up, I am too lazy to correct everything. But I hope you enjoy the story and the pictures.. (it is a long one, so grab a brew !)
http://14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=11286. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby Theodore » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:27 pm

Awesome and helpful TR! Congrats!

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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby polishruben » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:45 pm

just an update to the thread. I mentioned in my previous comment, that I got my tix to Argentina for free. Lots of you asked me how did I do it, so here it is.
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/Travel/AA/Aug/2011/Triple/50k/default.htm?promocode=fly6&BT_TX=1&ProspectID=E99D54D1E82C4DA693D2437EB9DD7F76

current promotion, not sure how long it will last. Apply for any of this cards ( make sure you have your AA.com account set up first and your member number handy ), spend on it 2.5 ( rent, car, bills, gas etc.. easy ) and you will get 50K airmiles deposited to your AA account. It takes 45K to fly directly to Mendoza.

hope that helps some of you! good luck

By the way, you can apply for more than one card at this same time.. just letting you know :) ( but no more than 2 )

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Re: aconcagua Nov 2011

Postby polishruben » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:39 am

As mentioned in my TR, I will host a presentation - slideshow from my trip Aconcagua on March 5th. It will take place at Westminster REI.
It is free and you can register here: http://www.rei.com/event/34297/session/42972

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