5 January 2015 -
Hi there, This is Max Kausch writing a dispatch from the sunny Mendoza. Today
is January 5th 2014 and we’re just back from the summit! A total of 5 out of
10 people have made it to the summit on January 3rd.
After a 5 day wait at camp 2, we really insisted and finally had the pay off.
Our first day at camp 2 was on December 28th, this is when we noticed a huge
change on weather and also on weather forecast. Our team agreed to wait so we
stayed there for another 4 nights before moving to camp 3 at 6000m.
On New Year's Day camp 2 was completely empty
apart from our tents. New Year’s Eve was extremely windy and 2 of our tents
actually broke. We spent NY eve holding the tents together! We wind gusts went
up to 90km/h! At the end it paid off as the wind dropped on January 2nd. This
is when we moved to C3 and pushed for the summit next day.
We left the tents at 5am and made it to the summit at 12:30pm. The path was
very snowy and we had to break trail on the way up. On the summit, big
surprise: we were the 1st team in 2015 to conquer the summit of Aconcagua!
We’re now preparing our next trip to Aconcagua, this time with 14 clients!
Wish us luck!
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Max Kausch, Expedition Leader
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