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Aconcagua 27th January 2012 Expedition News

By February 13, 2012Current Trips

Leader: Liam Scott

13th Feb: Liam phoned in today to say that the group are now back down at Camp 1 after a wild Aconcagua Summit day. The team reached the independancy hut in good time despite snow and windy conditions. Other teams above them started to turn round as weather deteriorated. They reached 6500m at which point the visibility turned to white out. This left the team with no choice but to descend. A valiant effort by all in difficult conditions, but such is the way the mountains sometimes. The team are now looking forward to a slap up meal in Mendoza.

11th Feb: Liam phoned in today to say that the group are now at Camp 2. The team are all well and are hoping to make their summit attempt tomorrow, weather permitting.

6th Feb: Liam called in today they have made their first carry to camp 1 yesterday and had a rest day today. The weather so far has been very good unlike the rest of the season has been and the forecast for this week is looking good for their summit attempt. The team will move up to camp 1 tomorrow and begin their first load carry to camp 2 on Wednesday. All being well they plan to make their summit attempt on Saturday.

5th Feb: Liam contacted us to say that the team have reached Basecamp. Everyone is fit and feeling really well.

1st Feb: The team all arrived safely and are starting their trek into base camp today.

24th Jan: The team will depart the UK on the 27th Jan for Mendoza.

About Liam Scott

Liam is based in Ambleside, in the English Lake District, with his life long partner and two children. He continues to travel and work as a group leader, extensively in the U.K, and abroad, as a mountain bike guide and mountaineering expedition leader, in Asia (Tibet, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan), South America (Argentina, Ecuador, Peru), Africa (Morocco, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia), North America, Canada and Europe (Slovenia, Germany, Spanish Sierra Nevada, the French and Spanish Pyrenees, Majorca, Norway and the French, Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps).


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