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Written By: sean on December 31, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Confluencia – 3368m

After leaving the Penitentes hostel yesterday, the group took a short drive to the Aconcagua Park entrance. Here the permits were checked by the park rangers and then the trek began. It took them about 4 hours to reach camp Confluencia. Mules transported most of their heavy gear. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Confluencia. Tent […]

Written By: sean on December 30, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Penitentes – 2700m

The group left the lovely city of Mendoza yesterday and after a 4 hr bus journey reached Penitentes (2700 m) where they spent last night. The trek starts today to Confluencia (3368m).



Written By: sean on December 29, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Mendoza

Preparation day in Mendoza – organising gear, carbo loading and resting…






Written By: sean on December 28, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Mendoza

At Sao Paulo airport

We’ve landed in a rather chilly Mendoza and are on our way to the Executive hotel.  Everyone is in great spirits.

The team!

Looking fresh after 72 hours of transit

Written By: sean on December 27, 2016 No Comment

This pic is of my great friend Greg ‘Scud’ Greubel of Eiger Equipment. Greg went to the ends of the earth to hand deliver a brand new MSR reactor high altitude stove to me just before our international flight departed.  Thank you John Fontyn, Greg and Eiger Equipment for the world class service!

Sean and […]

Written By: sean on December 27, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – departure day

And they’re off.  The team are on their way to Mendoza, Argentina to climb the highest in South America (6962 m) and the second highest mountain of the Seven Summits.

From left to right – Sefiso, Thembi, Thagaran and Thebe

Karl and Alex

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