January 2004: I actually woke up at 11:58pm, desperately needing to urinate.
But I had already given Matt my only water bottle, so I tried to rest for the
next hour, eyes closed, bladder clenched, until my watch alarm sounded from
the ceiling of the tent.
for the full dispatch.
and veteran guide Andy Politz will lead a small team of
climbers on Aconcagua in January, 2004. Politz will be
leading childhood friend Matt Brennan and fellow guide
Chris Simmons along the normal route on Aconcagua
beginning January 6. This is Andy’s first trip on
Aconcagua and it will prove to be interesting. Known for
his insights into climbing, Andy will be testing and
challenging his team as they attempt the summit of
Aconcagua (22,829’) during the 16 day trip.
Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the
Americas and the highest mountain in the world outside of Asia. It is one of
the coveted seven summits. Located along the Chilean/Argentina border, the
ascent to the summit offers stunning views of the Andes mountain range. The
“Stone Sentinel” as the mountain is known, rises nearly 4,000 feet above the
nearby landscape and truly dominates the Andes range.
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