I would like to thank Juan Ignacio Tomaselli for doing an absolutely awesome job guiding me on Aconcagua (6,962m/22,837ft) in Argentina in November/December 2013. Aconcagua is one of the “Seven Summits” and is the highest mountain in South America.
In addition, I would like to thank the staff at the Plaza de Mulas base camp who were very friendly. They certainly spoiled us with amazing food.
We approached the mountain from the Horcones Valley. While getting acclimatized we summited the nearby Cerro Bonete (5,100m/16,732ft). It was a beautiful mountain and quite a windy day.
The weather was for most of the expedition fantastic. Unfortunately the famous winds on Aconcagua prevailed towards the end. We did not get a summit window opportunity from high camp and had to turn back.
The local Craft Beer, Malbec wine and great Bife de Chorizo in Maipú, Mendoza was a nice finish to the trip. I am definitely looking forward to returning again for another attempt in the near future.