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  Aconcagua 2004 coming soon


Follow Mountain Link up the highest peak in South America, Aconcagua (22,835'). Senior Guide Jeff Justman will be providing dispatches throughout his expedition in January. Also leading expeditions will be Mountain Link Guides Tap Richards, Heidi Eichner and Lhawang Dhondup (a.k.a. The Tibetan Bull). Stay tuned after the expedition for photos of the climb and salsa dancing in Mendoza!

THE STONE SENTINEL Aconcagua:   22,835 feet

The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, Aconcagua is a huge mass of windswept rock and glaciers. This is a worthy climb for anyone ready to conquer "The Stone Sentential."

Highest Mountain in the Western Hemisphere
Our route up the mountain is technically straightforward, but the altitude and possibility of sudden changes of weather make this a full-scale expedition. Although most of the mountain is loose boulder fields, oftentimes we need an ice axe and crampons. There is always the possibility of a sudden "viento blanco" ("white wind", a kind of heavy blizzard) which can make this a challenging ascent.

We use mules to help carry our gear to our base camp at Plaza Argentina at 13,800 feet. This spectacular camp overlooks the Relinchos Valley and the glaciated moraine of the mountain.

For more on Mountain Link's Aconcagua expeditions see here.

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