Diaries of the Russian camp of the 7 Summits Club on Aconcagua. Chronicle of the summit assault
28 Jan. The final and culminating part of our journey to the Andes and ascent of Aconcagua begins.
Today we leave Plaza de Mulas and again climb to the 5500 camp Nido de Cóndores.
The transition took 6 hours, only the weather unlike the previous acclimatization exit - like heaven and earth! On Nido the sun is shining, a little cool breeze is blowing, almost like on Mulas, maybe a few degrees lower.
And we waited for another beautiful sunset over Aconcagua, then scattered to the tents and getting ready for bed.
29 Jan. Transfer from Nido de Cóndores to camp Cólera.
Climb 500 meters, we have overcome that distance in three hours.
The camp Cólera is very beautiful - it is surrounded by picturesque rocks, and closer you can see our goal — the summit of Aconcagua!
Super-guides of the 7 Summits Club prepared chicken soup. At 6000 - real masterpiece of Alpine cuisine! We dined in the open air and discussed upcoming plans for tomorrow.
We went to the tents around 6 PM, we are saving up for the ascent! Start at 2: 30.
Team "Aconcagua-3" consisting of 12 people heroically climbed to the highest point of the two Americas - the summit of Aconcagua 6962!
We left camp Cólera at 4 am, the way to the top took almost 12 hours!
The weather was excellent: only at the site with the traverse the wind was blowing about 40 mph, but in General, the conditions for climbing were very favorable!
The last climberss went down to the camp for about 10 PM, all the forces left on the ascent. And in the camp we were waiting for a hot chicken soup prepared by Viktor Ershov.
We woke up on the morning of January 31 and soon ran down to the Plaza de Mulas! Now we are resting, recuperating and accept your congratulations!!!
Cerro Aconcagua (official name) with its 6,962 m is the highest mountain in South (and both) America, and the highest mountain in the Southern and Western Hemisphere. It is located in the Andes ... read more »