Aconcagua 2010


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Aconcagua 2010

  1. 1. <ul><li>Mrs. Bates and her husband will be climbing Aconcagua in Argentina in December. </li></ul><ul><li>The following slide show will help you… </li></ul><ul><li>Learn where Aconcagua is </li></ul><ul><li>Tell about the climbing itinerary </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz you on facts about Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Give some links to web sites </li></ul>Mountain Climbing in South America
  2. 2. Where in the world is the continent of South America?
  3. 3. Can you find the country of Argentina? Flag of Argentina
  4. 4. Find the city of Mendoza, Argentina <ul><li>Just a little </li></ul><ul><li>North West of Mendoza you </li></ul><ul><li>can see </li></ul><ul><li>Cerro Acongagua </li></ul>
  5. 5. Aconcagua is in the Andes Mountain Range
  6. 6. Climbing with Guide Company Aventuras Patagonias <ul><li>Members of the Aconcagua Expedition </li></ul><ul><li>Dawn Holmes- Goleta, CA, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Sorin Beschia- Montreal, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Kyle Olson- Chapel Hill, NC, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Bates- Portsmouth, NH, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Christina Bates- Portsmouth, NH, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Olya Savtchenko- Malibu, CA, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Phei Sunn Sim- Singapore , (SG) </li></ul><ul><li>Abdul Hameed Nazih- Kuwait City, Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Lena van Wieringen- Kuwait City, Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Langston- Baton Rouge, LA, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Guides- </li></ul>
  7. 7. December 13, 2010 <ul><li>Travel from Portsmouth, NH </li></ul><ul><li>To Boston, MA by bus ……………………….(1 hour) </li></ul><ul><li>To New York City, NY by plane ……..(1hr. 20min.) </li></ul><ul><li>Wait in NYC for ………………………………..(7hr. 10min.) </li></ul><ul><li>To Santiago, Chile by plane ……………(10hr. 50min.) </li></ul><ul><li>To Mendoza, Argentina by plane …….(55min.) </li></ul>… . about 21 hrs. 15 min. Question: What is the total travel time? …………
  8. 8. Day 1 December 15 <ul><li>Group meets in Mendoza Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>for equipment check, briefing and </li></ul><ul><li>dinner in Argentina. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Day 2 December 16 <ul><li>Drive west from Mendoza to </li></ul><ul><li>Penitentes ski area at 8,500 feet </li></ul><ul><li>along the Rio Mendoza in the heart of the rugged Andes mountains. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Day 3-5 December 17-19 <ul><li>Approach to Base Camp. Hike up the Vacas And Ameghino Valleys to Base Camp. Mules will carry our gear. Here we begin the route, which was established in 1934 by a Polish Expedition. </li></ul><ul><li>After three days of colorful high desert scenery we reach our Base Camp at 13,800 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>The hike to Base Camp is approximately 40 miles and gives us the chance to begin our acclimatization for the altitude. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Day 6 December 20 <ul><li>Rest and acclimatization day at Base Camp in the low oxygen environment. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Day 7 December 21 <ul><li>Carry a load to Camp I, at 16,300 feet . </li></ul><ul><li>The route goes up a gentle trail on the rocky maraine-covered Relinchos Glacier situated between Carro Aconcagua and Cerro Ameghino. </li></ul><ul><li>Here we will see Nieve Penitentes, unique snow and ice formations created by the direct sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Return to Base Camp. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Day 8 @December 22 <ul><li>Leave Base Camp and move to Camp I. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Day 9 @December 23 <ul><li>Carry a load to Camp II, at 17,500 feet . Fantastic views of the Polish Glacier. </li></ul><ul><li>We ascend scree slopes to a broad ridge crest where we will establish Camp II. </li></ul><ul><li>Today we reconnect with the UPPER GUANACOS VALEY ROUTE! After reaching the Ameghino saddle, a gentle easy traverse takes us to the Guanacos. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Day 10 @December 24 <ul><li>Move to Camp II. From Base Camp on there can be changes in our itinerary as needed depending on weather, the group, and acclimatization. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Day 11 @December 25 <ul><li>Move to Camp III, at 17,800 feet . This is an easy day, where we traverse from the saddle to the upper Guanacos, the elevation gain is minimum. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Day 12 @December 26 <ul><li>Carry to High Camp , Piedras Blancas (White Rocks), at 19,200 feet. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Day 13 @December 27 <ul><li>Move to High Camp, from where we will tackle the summit the next day. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Day 14-17 @December 28-31 <ul><li>Summit 22,834 feet! </li></ul><ul><li>Weather permitting. We leave several days for the summit in case of poor weather. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Day 18 @ December 29-Jan.1 <ul><li>Descend down the Normal Route, all the way to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, at 13,800 feet . This will be quite exciting since we descend a different side of the mountain. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Day 19 @ Dec. 30-Jan 2 <ul><li>Descend the Horcones Valley with its impressive views of Aconcagua’s South Face. Mules carry our gear. Spend night in Penitentes. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Day 20 @ Dec. 31-Jan 3 <ul><li>Drive back to Mendoza. Evening banquet with our team. Spend night in Mendoza. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Last Day Jan. 3 <ul><li>Fly home to Portsmouth, NH! </li></ul><ul><li>The next slides will quiz your knowledge about Argentina. </li></ul>
  24. 24. What is the capital of Argentina? <ul><li>A. Washington DC </li></ul>B. Mendoza C. Buenos Aires D. San Juan
  25. 25. What is Argentina's favorite sport? <ul><li>A. baseball </li></ul>B. swimming C. kickball D. soccer
  26. 26. Which is the Argentinean Flag? <ul><li>A . </li></ul>C. D. Australia United States Chile Argentina B.
  27. 27. What is the land form of Aconcagua? <ul><li>A. Butte </li></ul>B. Mountain C. Volcano D. Isthmus Volcano of Kilimanjaro in Africa
  28. 28. What is the official language of Argentina? <ul><li>A. English </li></ul>B. French C. German D. Spanish
  29. 29. What kind of dancing has its roots in Argentina? <ul><li>Hip Hop </li></ul>B. Tango C. Line Dancing D. Cha Cha
  30. 30. Follow our progress from dispatches on this website <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Our climb dates are </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 15, 2010-Jan 3, 2011 </li></ul>Click to go to first slide Web cam at Base Camp- We should be there @ December 19 and 20 http://www. aconcaguanow . com/indice . php Click to watch Tango dancing