Don Gilberto Salazar, the forgotten pioneer

This Chilean gaucho of legenday strength reached 6.560m in Aconcagua’s first known summit attempt.  Güssfeldt, Zurbriggen, FitzGerald; these are well known names, the pioneers of Aconcagua. They have become a part of Aconcagua and they have a place in history and in the field, with glaciers and peaks named after them. But the stories of […]

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Aconcagua, primus inter pares

Algunos datos acerca de los Andes Centrales, tierra de “seismiles” La tormenta sobre el Aconcagua te tiene recluido en la carpa, a 5.400 m. Aún está nevando, pero se ha calmado el viento. Qué tan frío está ahí afuera, no se sabe; el calentador ha entibiado la tienda, y de todos modos tú y tu […]

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Aconcagua, tallest mountain in the American continent

Some facts about the Central Andes, land of “sixthousands” So you are tent-bound at 5,400m in Mt. Aconcagua. It snows but the wind has calmed down. How cold is it out there, you don`t know; the stove has warmed up the tent, and besides you and your tent-mate are buried in the lofty down of […]

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We are proud to host the Olympic flag and its bearers!

A team of eleven great athletes and personalities -Olympic and Paralympic medalists among them- will set foot in Mt. Aconcagua State Park on Monday. They intend to take the flag to the summit, as part of a project that promotes sports and healthy lifestyle. The project is called “Summit Aconcagua”, and what brings the 11 […]

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South Face of Aconcagua

In December of 1990, a young Austrian climber planted his two tents at the the base of Mt. Aconcagua’s South Face, a lonely place in those days. The mules that carried his cache of food and gear also carried a wooden structure that the arrieros (muleteers) put together in the campsite. The climber was Thomas Bubendorfer, […]

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The climbing season is on the way!

A new mountaineering season has begun in Mt. Aconcagua. The mules have been brought to the mountain from their winter fields; the tents and the domes have been set up in the camps. The “campamenteros” (Aconcagua jargon meaning BC managers and staff) have moved to the “cloth cities” that they call home for three months […]

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