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  Strong Winds Delay Aconcagua Team

31 December 2013-


This is Max Kausch writing a dispatch for the SummitClimb Aconcagua December 2013 Expedition. Today is December 31st and we are back to base camp at 4300m (14,107 ft.).

Strong winds made us come back to BC and delay our summit attempt to January 4th. The weather forecast seems right and the wind right now is blowing at about 105km/h (65 mph) on the summit.

Our camp 2 is stocked with food, fuel, tents and equipment for our attempt on the 4th. We spent 2 nights at 5630m (18,471 ft.) and I believe our team is now fully acclimatized for the summit. We ate some very tasty food up at high camps and saw amazing sunsets! (See photo below.)

IŽm still surprised on how strong our team is. No one has gotten sick and all feel very strong for one more attempt. WeŽll rest here for one more day and move straight to 5600m on the 2nd.

Happy New Year!

 

What a sunset view. Photo Max Kausch
 
What a sunset view. Photo Max Kausch
 

 

 

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