Leaving for Penitentes

January 17, 2012
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Mendoza

January 17, 2012

Got my permit to climb, will move today to Penitentes where I do not expect to have the internet anymore…

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Here we are

January 15, 2012

Here we are. We left on Saturday in Montreal to Miami. After a long layover we took our Flight to Santiago and then to Mendoza. -20 celsius in Montreal, plus 37 here, what a contrast. According to a guide just out of the mountain there is a lots of snow and wind currently, which may […]

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Aconcagua 2012 gears

January 2, 2012

Here is the exhaustive list of equipment I’ll bring for the Aconcagua climbing attempt thru the direct Polish route in 2012. I’ve spent a significant time researching these items. The general rule is to get the better item based on weight and flexibility (Ideally an item can be used for multiple purposes like the verto […]

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Aconcagua Agenda

January 2, 2012

Day Action Detail 1 & 2 Travel Jan 14/15 : Vol/Flight Montréal=>Mendoza 3 Rest Jan 16 : Journée à/Day at Mendoza 4 Base Camp Jan 17 : Direction/Going to Penitentes 5-6-7 Jan 18-19-20: trek pour camp de base/trek to Base Camp (BC) 8 Jan 21: Repos au camp de base/Rest and acclimatization at Base Camp […]

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Waypoints for Aconcagua

January 2, 2012

So I’m now near ready to leave for Aconcagua January 14. Training went well, a lot in the Adirondacks and 4 to 5 a times weeks on my treadmill or outside. As I’m getting ready, I’ve prepared my list of waypoints for the Vacas valley route. I thought I could share that with you here: […]

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