Russian camp on Aconcagua: group El Fuego has completed acclimatization cycle with climb up to 6000 meters
Victor Ershov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Argentina:
Hello everyone, from Aconcagua, from El Fuego group! Yesterday we went up to our high-altitude camp (Nido de Condores) at 5500 meters. There is now a little warmer and you can eat right outdoor, because in the tents are hot. For dinner, for breakfast and lunch thanks to our guide-chef - handyman-all-trades Andrey Berezin!
We spent here a night, unfortunately, not all slept well, because the height. And in the morning we went for acclimatization on 6000 meters, to camp of Colera. We very quickly went there and back, in just 2.5 hours! And for a couple of hours we returned to the Base camp - Plaza de Mulas where we will accumulate the oxygen and strength to further climb after a day of rest. The forecasts are not good again, so today we went to 6000 meters for better acclimatization. We may have to go to the summit from 5500 meters - well, let's see, while we hope for the best!
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 »