Peak(s):  Aconcagua - 22,841 feet
Date Posted:  03/19/2013
Date Climbed:   01/09/2013
Author:  jbchalk
 Aconcagua - Kristine's Perspective  

My wife, Kristine, wanted to write the trip report for our 16 day Aconcagua climb this past December/January and so she went with it and I think she did a great job. Its a tad lengthy (mostly due to all the pics I added - I just love pics), but for those that do read it I hope you enjoy. Furthermore, maybe it can be of some use for those planning their own Aconcagua trip. Again, I apologize for those that do not care for links to personal blogs. Here is the link:

Aconcagua - Kristine's Perspective



Aconcagua's south face on the flight over the Andes

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

03/19/2013 21:59
OK, Brandon - you are officially fired. Kristine will be writing all trip reports and documentaries from now on!

What a well written log of what was a beautiful climb.


03/19/2013 22:29
Thanks, Jay. I actually suspected you would say that Hope you are doing well!


Well done
03/19/2013 23:18
Enjoyed your Trip Report very much. Love the pictures and the insights. I have been contemplating a trip there and this has been very informative. Thanks


Great Report
03/20/2013 01:41
Not a mountain to take lightly. I'm glad it let you have it on the second effort. Thanks for sharing.


I love your trips
03/20/2013 17:48
You guys make this stuff look so enjoyable...the way it's suppose to be experienced. From the mountains we guys appraoch everything you do on your expeditions with so much joy. Good job on summiting, even more congrats on enjoying the time together on the way up!

Brian C

03/20/2013 19:52
Very cool!


03/20/2013 20:09
That pretty much sums it up for me! Great work and thanks for sharing!


Thanks everybody...
03/20/2013 21:28
...for the nice comments. Kristine thanks you too. It was a solid trip. Glad it worked out. Means much more when you think you aren't going to make the summit.

apasquel, you said it man. Rule #1 is to never take ourselves too seriously and just try to enjoy it all and be grateful for being able to attempt things like this. The climbing and especially the summitting is only a part of the total experience. Nothing like spending time on big peaks with good friends and/or you spouse, summit or no summit.


Sweet report
03/20/2013 21:58
That close-up pic of Acon's South face is just sexy....

Nice job to both of you!


Thanks Abe
03/20/2013 22:23
Yep, that south face is something else.


03/22/2013 18:58
...most impressive
...but you are not a Jedi yet.
no, seriously, nice TR and beautiful pics.
And personally I don't think you need to apologize for linking. If peeps don't like it, they don't click it, simple as that.


Pretty cool
03/23/2013 04:11
Great report and photos. Hope to get there one day!

Kevin Baker

03/23/2013 05:23
Congrats Kristine and Brandon! That's amazing that you have been up 6 of the 7 summits together. How many married couples have done the 7 summits together? I'm assuming Vinson would be the finisher? Excellent TR, Kristine!


Thanks Kevin...
03/24/2013 14:25
Its been a great adventure together for sure. Not 100% positive on this, but I believe there have been 2 other couples to complete the 7 - the Erschlers and the Gambis. Yep, Vinson for the finale!

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here

Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2017®, 14ers Inc.