8000 Meters Facts
Team Begins Climb
Aconcagua is the highest mountain peak in the
Americas at 6,960.8 meters (22,837 ft). It is located in the Andes mountain
range in Argentina. The summit is approximately 15 kilometers from the
international border with Chile. Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the
Western and Southern Hemispheres and is one of the Seven Summits.
We will follow the Summit Climb team as they attempt to scale this peak,
considered one of the world's seven summits. Enjoy!
24 December 2013
This is Max Kausch, SummitClimb.com leader writing from Aconcagua basecamp at
Sorry for the lack of communication, we had a busy December so far with 2
expeditions running back to back. Our Aconcagua December expedition is
very strong. We have 6 members from Germany, 1 from Belgium, 1 from
Switzerland and 1 from Brazil.
We left Mendoza on the 20th and slept at 2800m that same night. We then went
to the base of the south face of Aconcágua for acclimatization and finally got
here yesterday afternoon.
Our team got along very well and they are stronger than normal. We are
thinking on summiting around December 31st. and go back to Mendoza around the
2nd of Jan. That means spending Christmas day and New Years eve on the
We had a couple of hot days so far. Hopefully the mountain cools down a little
bit by Christmas.
Thanks for following the news at SummitClimbNews.com
BBQ at 4300m.
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