Diary of the Russian camp in Aconcagua. A new group came to the base camp, where everything was ready for a great rest

Svetlana Kotlyar from the base camp under mount Aconcagua: Greetings from the group "Aconcagua-3" from the base camp Plaza de Mulas!  Yesterday we made a long trek: we gained almost 900 m in height and walked more than 20 km. The whole ... read more

Svetlana Kotlyar from the base camp under mount Aconcagua:

Greetings from the group "Aconcagua-3" from the base camp Plaza de Mulas!

 Yesterday we made a long trek: we gained almost 900 m in height and walked more than 20 km. The whole trekking took about 8.5 hours with snacks and rest stops.

We left the Confluence camp at 8: 00 am. Just a couple of minutes the sun came out and warmed with its rays.

Trekking can be divided into two segments: the first,  so-called "frying pan", a fairly long (about 13 km) area of almost flat surface. Second — is the steep  path to the  base camp.

The weather is good. At these altitudes become warmer — the previously frozen streams melted, and several times we were looking through them the crossing.

The idea that the Plaza de Mulas is waiting for us helped made the way warmer! Anya Ershova (mountain chef) and guide Andrey Berezin have prepared everything for our arrival: what could be better than a hot lunch after such a hard day?

 Service at height level: members of the group live in separate tents, we have our own kitchen and a large tent-dining room, where it is warm and cozy to gather together. Food, drinks, vegetables, fruits, sweets - all this in abundance!

 Today, the plan is a small acclimatization walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Abramov: the Beginning of our trip to Aconcagua

Alexander Abramov, President of 7 Summits Club from Argentina: The team of «7 Summits in 7 months” decided to make a new project: "Each of 7 summits in 7 days". I and Artem Rostovtsev go to Aconcagua for 7 days. Today is the ... read more

Alexander Abramov, President of 7 Summits Club from Argentina:

The team of «7 Summits in 7 months” decided to make a new project: "Each of 7 summits in 7 days".

I and Artem Rostovtsev go to Aconcagua for 7 days. Today is the second day. We came to the Plaza de Mulas, height - 4300 m. Health - so-so. But we finally saw our Russian camp on Aconcagua. Perfectly. Super camp. Cheerfully. The neighbors came: Irina Galai, Dasha and the rest…