Aconcagua 2014 | Headed down

The team have been forced to abandon any further summit attempts due to the 5 or so days of 80-100 kph winds that they knew were coming this week. Yesterday they headed down to Penitentes and hoped to sleep in Mendoza last night. Another adventure is over. Despite the...

Aconcagua 2014 | Camp 3 and up

After having to deal with half a meter of snow on leaving Camp 3, I am sad to report that our team did not make it to the summit of Aconcagua today. None of the attempting teams made it. The weather was just not playing along. They are heading down to Plaza de Mulas...

Aconcagua 2014 | Ready to summit

The team are at Camp 3 now. After all that snow, they left Camp 2 in 30 degree heat while trudging up to Camp 3. Now it is snowing again and they are all jumping into sleeping bags and organising hot drinks to keep warm. They plan to leave for the summit at 3 am. Good...

Aconcagua 2014 | Snow in Camp 2

Quite an eventful night was had by all in Camp 2, with 25 cm of snow. When Ronnie made contact, they were busy digging themselves out of tents to have breakfast, pack and head on up to Camp 3 at a whopping 6000 metres. More snow is expected later, but the weather is...

Aconcagua 2014 | Camp 2

On this, day 10 of their adventure, the Aconcagua 2014 team are on their way up to Camp 2. They hired four porters to help with the load and expect to reach Camp 2 within about two hours. Everyone is well and the weather is...