Aconcagua 16th November 2019

Adventure Peaks Team Starting The Trek to Aconcagua Base Camp

Aconcagua expedition departed 16th November 2019

Leader: Phil Longbottom

4th December

As promised Phil has sent through some pictures from the trip.

2nd December

Summit Success!

Congratulations to the team on a successful summit day. Mark, Ed and Brandon reached the summit with Chicho, whilst Paul reached his high point at the Canneletta and turned back with Phil there. Zac decided to stay at high camp. The team are now all safely down at Camp Colera. Photos to follow!

28th November

Phil called in today, they are now ready to move up to Camp 3 Guanacos. It’s been quite windy and the next couple of days are looking like they will be very strong at summit height. The plan is to potentially make their summit bid on Sunday, but they will be keeping a close eye on the weather as they head up. Thankfully Camp 3 Guanaocos offers decent shelter from Westerly winds, so allows the team to sit it out, where as Camp Colera (high camp) is a much more exposed to winds from any direction.

25th November

Today the team are leaving the luxury of basecamp and are heading up to camp 1 at 4850m.

22nd November

The team reached base camp at Plaza Argentinas yesterday in good time, and everyone is doing well. Today they are taking a rest day to get used to the rarified air at 4200m, and tomorrow they will do their first carry up to Camp 1.

18th November

Phil sent a message to say the team have all arrived in Mendoza and that all was good. They have obtained their permits and had lunch on the way up to Penitentes. They have now sorted all the kit they need for the trip and today they started their three day trek into base camp. Tonight they will spend the night at the first camp, Pampa de Lenas, where the mulateers will have a BBQ for the team.

Stu Peacock

About Stu Peacock

Stu Peacock is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has been to the Summit of Everest, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu and climbed on K2. His other expeditions include: Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Peak Lenin, Aconcagua, Khan Tengri, Tien Shan Unclimbed, Korzhenevskaya, Himlung Himal, Baruntse, Mera & Island Peak, Alpamayo, Bolivian Peaks, Spantik, Elbrus, Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro. He was the first Brit to summit Everest via the North Ridge 3 times and has climbed Everest from both the North & South sides.

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