Aconcagua 2012/2013

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Re: Aconcagua 2012/2013

Postby shredthegnar10 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:32 pm

Yeah, I figured we could probably go faster, especially if we did some acclimatization prep in Colorado before leaving. I do want to plan in a couple of extra days for bad weather though.
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Re: Aconcagua 2012/2013

Postby uwe » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:04 pm

Hi,

Was there awhile ago: 2008.

If you want a sample of a gear list, etc, I'd be happy to e-mail it to you.
Stayed in a nice hotel in Mendoza:
http://www.elportalsuites.com.ar
I did the Vacas Valley to Plaza Argentina to Summit to Plaza de Mula exiting Horcones way.
Our route was the false Polish Traverse.
Used full on guide services Grajales. It was a good way to go for a first time expedition.
Learned a lot.

I loved every step of it, well almost every step.
I loved the landscape, the climb, the people, Mendoza, the wine, the route, the asadas on the trail, the mules and the MOUNTAIN.
I could live there for a bit easy.
It is big, and making it to the top is awesome.
Recommend a wine tour: Cantena Zapata:
http://www.catenawines.com

Reading through this thread, you have a lot of good perspectives and ideas.
Good luck and safe journey.

Uwe
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Re: Aconcagua 2012/2013

Postby dburkat » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:46 pm

Hi there,

I was planning a similar trip going in the early season (starts Nov 15). I was planning on taking the false polish route, and connecting with the Normal Route to traverse the mountain (have 18-day itinerary). The route is also non-technical, but might be somewhat more interesting. I know late Dec tends to be more popular, but thinking the added snow/ice cover in early season may make travel easier and scenery more pleasant. I've got together some basic logistics together, have been training, and am looking for partner/s. Let me know if interested, thanks.
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Re: Aconcagua 2012/2013

Postby Upstate Hiker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:05 pm

I have been living in the Andes for the last 3 months and plan on being here through the winter. I would love a Colorado climbing buddy. Keep me posted :)

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