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Aconcagua Climbers Trying to Take Advantage of Weather Window

Joshua called from camp 3 to say they may make a sum­mit push today or tomorrow.

The team has set­tled in and is try­ing to take advan­tage of a weath­er win­dow com­ing their way. Every­body says hi to their fam­i­lies and that they are doing well.

From their high camp the climbers will get an ear­ly start in the wee ear­ly hours of the morn­ing and move up towards the Gran Acer­co, a long, rel­a­tive­ly gen­tle tra­verse that leads to the infa­mous canale­ta. From there they move straight up on mod­er­ate­ly angled slopes to the summit.

It’s a long day for all, but the team has been mov­ing quite well so far and is ready to go!

Here are some pho­tos of the high camp and ter­rain on the sum­mit climb from a pre­vi­ous expedition.

Above high camp. (all pho­tos by P. Puruncajas)

High camp

The Gran Acerco

Near­ing the start of the canaleta

Close to the summit.