These photos are from our current Aconcagua Rapid Ascent expedition. Yesterday the expedition team summited around 11am and they were back in Mendoza by midnight.
Aconcagua (22,841′ / 6962m) is the tallest peak in the Americas, tallest in the Western and Southern Hemispheres, and tallest outside of the Himalaya.
Aconcagua is one of the Seven Summits and its high altitude makes it the ideal training ground for 8000m peaks like Cho Oyu and Mount Everest.
Photo 1: basecamp (13,800′ / 3048m) as seen from the helicopter on the approach
Photo 2: C2 (17,900′ / 5456m) as the team was prepping for their move to high camp
Photo 3: a snow storm at C3 (19,700′ / 6000m) the night before the summit attempt.
Photo 4: pictured here is the team resting below the Polish Glacier on an acclimatization hike between C1 & C2.
Photo 5: left to right, Jeff, Joni, Chad in the large penitentes
Photo 6: climbing from C2 to C3
Photo 7: a successful summit attempt for two team members and two guides, left to right – Topo, Dan, Josh, Cliff
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