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  Aconcagua 2014 Preps for Climb

20 December 2014 -

This is Max Kausch writing a dispatch for the December Aconcagua Expedition. We are currently in Mendoza and all members are fine!

The whole team is finally together in Mendoza. All members have already arrived and are now enjoying the city very much. Everything is already packed and ready for the 30 mile journey on mules to basecamp (BC).

Our team will leave Mendoza tomorrow at 2pm and will sleep the 1st altitude night at 2700m in a small town named Penitentes. Our walk start actually on December 21st and the 1st day is very short.

Aconcagua is very dry this season! High winds are currently blowing very fast up the higher slopes in Aconcagua but there is no snow due to a phenomenon named Zonda Winds. Such winds melt down all the snow available on the mountain leaving us with almost nothing to melt. As always we expect one storm in late December to dump a lot snow and giving us something to melt.

Right now everyone will only focus on getting to BC and from there on we’ll figure out what the conditions are. Today we had our 1st meeting and discussed every aspect of the expedition including our summit strategy. We at SummitClimb don’t give up the summit and will keep pushing and pushing when possible. Lat year we had a very successful December expedition getting 9 out of 11 people to the summit. We hope to repeat that!

Thank you for following the news at SummitClimb.com
Max Kausch

 

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