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  Aconcagua Team Begins Climb

Aconcagua is the highest mountain peak in the Americas at 6,960.8 meters (22,837 ft). It is located in the Andes mountain range in Argentina. The summit is approximately 15 kilometers from the international border with Chile. Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres and is one of the Seven Summits.

We will follow the Summit Climb team as they attempt to scale this peak, considered one of the world's seven summits.  Enjoy!


24 December 2013

This is Max Kausch, SummitClimb.com leader writing from Aconcagua basecamp at 4300m.

Sorry for the lack of communication, we had a busy December so far with 2 expeditions running back to back.  Our Aconcagua December expedition is very strong. We have 6 members from Germany, 1 from Belgium, 1 from Switzerland and 1 from Brazil.

We left Mendoza on the 20th and slept at 2800m that same night. We then went to the base of the south face of Aconcágua for acclimatization and finally got here yesterday afternoon.

Our team got along very well and they are stronger than normal. We are thinking on summiting around December 31st. and go back to Mendoza around the 2nd of Jan. That means spending Christmas day and New Years eve on the mountain!

We had a couple of hot days so far. Hopefully the mountain cools down a little bit by Christmas.

Thanks for following the news at SummitClimbNews.com

Chrsitmas BBQ ao 4300m

Christmas BBQ at 4300m.

 

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