Still dreaming

August 1, 2013

I did not give up. My wife has a cancer, and therefore my priorities have shifted, but I restarted training, carrying my baby onthe back, which creates naturel weight 🙂 I did not give up Aconcagua. I don’t forget… Update (March 2015): My wife passed away in December 2014. I do not feel the energy […]

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Quebec climbers sacrifice goal of reaching Mount Aconcagua summit – Montreal Gazette

April 28, 2012

Saving life of climber takes priority over reaching peak By RenĂ© Bruemmer, THE GAZETTE March 5, 2012   “The summit isn’t as valuable as a life,” says Quebec climbing guide Dominic Asselin, pictured just after saving the life of U.S. police officer Bob Gabrych while attempting to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina on Jan. 25. Asselin’s […]

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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 MontrĂ©al=>Mendoza 3 Rest Jan 16 : JournĂ©e Ă /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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5.6

February 28, 2011

So I’m improving my climbing skills. I learned how to climb “en moulinette”, got my certification, and now climb around twice a week. I had a hard time making all the 5.5 of the gym, but finally did it. I succeeded my first 5.6, and currently work on my first 5.6 with a overhang. Cool […]

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Mountaineering training

January 10, 2011

So my quest to prepare Aconcagua started early this year. My ultimate goal would be to do the Aconcagua via the polish route. This means that I need to gain a lot more experience with roping, crampons, … So I took a course with attitudemontagne.com. Well done, but it demonstrated to me that I was […]

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