Aconcagua: Successful Summit on Aconcagua!
The team did a great job, not just on the climb to the summit, but also on the descent back to high camp.
Now everybody is very tired, but I think that after a big portion of Ramen the stoke meter will mark a 11! (It’s one bigger isn’t?!)
This is the RMI Aconcagua Expedition checking in from Camp 3 after a successful ascent to the top of Aconcagua (22841’-6962m)
A beautiful dark blue sky, lots of stars forming constellations such as the Cruz del Sur (southern cross) and a magnificent full moon were the kick off of our climb at 5:30am. The weather during the first 6 hours of our ascent was extremely good, no wind and temperatures on the sunny slopes were more than comfortable.
Once we started the final part of the ascent (the Canaleta) clouds moved in, but the temperatures kept getting warmer.
Unfortunately at the moment of our arrival on the summit it became covered by clouds, and we did not have the chance of enjoy the awesome 360 degrees view of the Andes, but this didn’t stop the group from having the opportunity to let our emotions get out and celebrate.
We will check in tomorrow from the comfort of Base Camp Plaza Argentina.
Thanks to everybody out there for following our progress on the mountain and for sending all those kind messages.
Gabi and the RMI Aconcagua Expedition.