Friday, October 21, 2011

Journey To The Top of Aconcagua

executive summary by darmansjah

Journey to the top of Aconcagua (6962 meters above sea level) gives the impression that can not be forgotten. By taking the normal route, the expedition team of seven top of the world began to enter the door of Aconcagua Provincial Park which is located in the Valley Horocones, Mendoza, Argentina, on December 18, 2010. Accompanied by guides from the Aymara, the ascent to the summit through a field of sprawling grasslands, be continued by climbing the steep rocky ground, through the desert, up through the snowy ridge.

Despite the heavy terrain with extreme weather, for nearly two-week trip to the summit Aconcagua treated to stunning natural charm. Rows of the Andes are exposed to splash of white snow, the expanse of prairie, pack mules moving harmoniously, and sparkle in the dusk behind the hill. Ah, really spoil the eye.

As a form with a height adjustment or acclimatization, the team stayed two nights in Confluencia (3,400 masl) and four nights at the main camp Plaza de Heartburn (4300 masl). These two sites form a broad terrain, filled with colorful tents, dining tent, and a small box-shaped toilet provided agents of the climb.

The journey was resumed to camp 1 Plaza Canada (4910 masl), then move to camp 2 Nido de Condores (5400 masl) and Cholera camp at an altitude of 5970 meters above sea level before having to climb to the peak or summit attack. There are five climbers from the team that eventually reached the summit on December 27, 2010 and January 2, 2011. (Harry Susilo)

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