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Aconcagua Team at C1

Our Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team made it to C1 (16,568′ / 5050m) yesterday. Today the team will touch C2 (17,900′ / 5456m). After approximately four hours of hiking through the Amegheni Col and under the Polish Glacier they will arrive at C2 on the Guanacos Route, and they will return to C1 (Camp 1) again for the night. The team is in good spirits and all is well. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

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Aconcagua Team in Base Camp

Our Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team did an acclimatization hike yesterday up to Cerro Colorado (15,500′ / 4724m), just behind base camp. They enjoyed great views of the Polish Glacier and the South Face as well. The team stayed in base camp (13,800′ / 4206m) last night and will again tonight. Today the team did another hike up to about 14,700′ / 4480m.

The plan for tomorrow is to meet with the doctor in the morning and leave for C1 (16,568′ / 5050m) after lunch. If all goes to plan this week they will summit Aconcagua (22,841′ / 6962m)…

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Aconcagua Team Arrives Safely in Penitentes

Our next Aconcagua Rapid Ascent expedition began yesterday. The team arrived safely (only a couple baggage delays) and today they drove to Los Penitentes (8,540′ / 2600m). The town of Penitentes sits at the entrance to the valleys leading into Aconcagua.

Today the team did an acclimatization hike above Penitentes to 10,000′ / 3048m. They’re staying there tonight and planning to fly early in the morning. Everyone is feeling good and excited to get moving tomorrow. Tomorrow morning they will take a short helicopter ride to base camp (13,800′ / 4206m). All is going well so far, stay tuned and follow along…

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Successful Summit on Aconcagua

 

Here are a few updates from the long weekend. We posted them live on our social media channels, and we apologize for the delay for blog updates!

On Saturday our Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team arrived in C2 (17,900′ / 5456m) and took a very well-deserved rest day. Resting at high altitude is just as important as anything else.

On Sunday the team was tucked in at C3 (19,700′ / 6000m), everyone felt good and just focused on resting/ hydrating for a Monday summit push. Weather was great, spirits high and ready for the summit!
¡Cumbre! The team made the summit (22,841′ /…

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Rest Day for Aconcagua Team

Yesterday our Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team was back in C1 (16,000′ / 4877 m). They took a hike to the 17,600′ saddle below C2 (Camp 2). The team is feeling good, and will take a rest day in C1 today. Tomorrow they will move to C2 (17,900′ / 5456m).  #AdventureDoneRight

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Aconcagua Team Moves From BC to C1

Our Aconcagua Rapid Ascent expedition team is making great progress! Pictured here is the team in basecamp (13,800′ / 4206m) this morning, just before they departed for C1 (16,568′ / 5050m)

From our basecamp, they will spend the next six days placing and stocking three camps and progressively moving up the mountain. During this time they utilize a method of “climbing high and sleeping low” to help acclimate. The highest camp is placed at 19,580′ / 5968m, and when they arrive there they will be ready for their summit bid. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

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January Aconcagua Rapid Ascent

Our first January expedition is off to a great start! The Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team arrived safely and they are already enjoying the good food and warm temperatures in Argentina. Everyone is feeling good and looking forward to getting higher in the mountains. The team got their permits, and left Mendoza for the town of Los Penitentes (8,540′ / 2600m). The town of Penitentes sits at the entrance to the valleys leading into Aconcagua. This photo was taken in Uspallata en route to Penitentes. Once they arrived they spent a couple of hours organizing equipment and food for their climb and then they took a helicopter to base…

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Successful Summits On All December Expeditions

 

ECUADOR CLIMBING SCHOOL (photos and text: Logan Talbott)

Successful Cayambe Summit!  “On Friday we left the Refugio at midnight and made our way up the mountain. We had almost every sort of weather- frigid temps, wind, snow, hot sun, white out and perfect clear skies. We topped out at 9:30am, and had 360 views in all directions. Perfect, amazing summit (18,996′ / 5790m). Nine minutes later we couldn’t see ten feet!” Pictured here are Tom, Eli, lead guide Logan, lead guide Topo and Matt.

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It’s Still Summit Season!

 

Yesterday the Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team hiked up to Cerro Colorado (15,500′ / 4724m) just behind Base Camp. They enjoyed great views of the Polish Glacier and the South Face as well. The team is moving to C1 (Camp 1) today and they plan to summit on Tuesday, weather permitting. The team members all feel good and strong for their summit push of Aconcagua (22,841′ / 6962m).

Despite the strong winds and cold temps, the Volcanoes of Mexico Climbing School team summited Iztaccihuatl (17,154′ / 5229m) yesterday. The team is currently in the town of Puebla and enjoying a…

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International December Expeditions

Alpenglow Expeditions currently has three international expeditions taking place. We have one Rapid Ascent expedition on Aconcagua near Mendoza, Argentina (14 days), and also two climbing schools, one in Mexico (9 days) and one in Ecuador (9 days + optional extension).

The Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team arrived safely and they are already enjoying the good food of Argentina. Everyone is feeling good and looking forward to getting higher in the mountains. The team got their permits, and left Mendoza for the town of Los Penitentes (8,540′ / 2600m). Los Penitentes sits at the entrance to the valleys leading into…

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