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14/04/2018
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Jon Gupta’s 7in4 IV: ACONCAGUA 2

Follow Jon’s Adventure <Previous Post         Next Post> Beautiful sunsets and kind-hearted people formed the backdrop of Team 7in4’s ascent of Mt Aconcagua, as they acclimatised and raced towards their goal. Day 6 / 27th Jan – We packed our summit gear & headed up to Camp 2 (Nido) at 5550m in 2 hours 40 minutes. The weather had been windy for a while but it looked set to drop of the 28th. Perfect. The sunset was beautiful & we set the alarm fo 5am. Day 7 / 28th Jan... Read More

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Jon Gupta’s 7in4 III: ACONCAGUA 1

Follow Jon’s Adventure <Previous Post         Next Post> A long walk and a lot of acclimatisation were required to get near enough for a dash to South America’s tallest peak.  They found solitude and surprisingly good food. MOUNTAIN #2 in the 7 Summits Project EXPED DATES: 22nd – 27th January, 2018 Steve & I meet up in Mendoza on the 19th January & went straight out for a massive steak & red wine! (of course). Steve recounted his amazing experience on Mt Vinson & we talked excitedly about the... Read More

30/01/2018
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Aconcagua IV: Trek Out and Wrap Up

< Previous Page          Next Page > Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…. Sitting in Aconcagua Base Camp Sunday night enjoying a nice BBQ after our successful summit we faced a dilemma….we were over a week ahead of schedule, what should we do with our spare time? With a speed record attempt you’d normally want to just keep pushing ahead as fast as possible, but unfortunately, we can’t. There are two main reasons for that: We have a fixed date planned for the Rotary Kosciusko Wheelchair Summit Challenge. A date... Read More

28/01/2018
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Aconcagua III: Summit Push

< Previous Page          Next Page > Wind, Wind and More Wind After a couple of days climbing up and down acclimatising, Friday we just kicked back in Base Camp relaxing and trying to pick a good weather window for our summit push. On the lower slopes it’s not too critical, but bad weather as you push higher can make for a miserable day out and feel very cold. There are several mountain weather forecasts available free online which we’d been monitoring. They all varied so it... Read More

26/01/2018

Aconcagua II: Acclimatisation

< Previous Page          Next Page > Why Waste Time Acclimatising? Since arriving at Aconcagua Base Camp (Plaza de Mulas) last Tuesday, we’ve spent the past few days acclimatizing. But why do we need to acclimatise? At 6962m, Aconcagua is the 2nd highest mountain out of the 7 Summits and the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas. It is not an overly technical climb by the route we are taking but the altitude does make it a serious undertaking. For us normal sea level... Read More

23/01/2018
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ACONCAGUA I: The Trek In

< Previous Page          Next Page > Arriving in Mendoza, From -32degC to +38degC Following my Vinson climb last week I had one night in Punta Arenas and was then straight up early Friday morning for my flight to Mendoza. I felt terrible. I didn’t get to bed until about 1 am and was barely asleep by 3 am when my roommate stumbled in drunk and collapsed on my bed instead of his own. After kicking him into his own bed he proceeded to snore for the... Read More