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Aconcagua 2nd February 2019

By February 18, 2019Current Trips
Manesh on Aconcagua summit day

Aconcagua expedition departed 2nd February 2019

Leader: Iain Bisset

18th February

Summit Success for the last team of the season. Last night Iain sent a message to say that Manesh and David along with himself reached the highest point in South America at 14:30hrs local time. Today the team will descend to Plaza de Mulas in the Horcones valley and then trek back to the road head on Tuesday, ready for a well earned rest at Penitentes. It’s likely the team will return to Mendoza on Wednesday.

16th February

Iain has been in touch to say that the team is doing well. They are making the move to Camp Colera today where they will prepare for tomorrow’s summit attempt. Here’s wishing them the best of luck!

12th February 

The team are having a rest day at Camp 1 today and tomorrow they hope to do a load carry to Camp 3 Guannacos.

11th February

The team have completed their first carry to Camp 1 and today the team will move up to Camp 1 at 4900m.

7th February

The team have arrived at Plaza Argentinas base camp today. Iain says the team are strong arriving their in only 5 hours from Casa de Piedra. Iain has sent through some picutres of their journey along the Vacas valley.

3rd February

The team have arrived into Mendoza. Tomorrow they will make their final preparations, obtain their permits and head up to Penitentes.

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, 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.

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