Monday, February 27, 2017

Aconcagua, 2

Continuing my day trip to Aconcagua, in Argentina...
Looking into the canyon, huge blacks moved there by the
glaciers

Ta-da!

Best summit view

The 300 meter thick glacier is on the lower right


Fauna

The lower bits of the mountain are sedimentary

In the visitor center, a display on the mountain's features and
routes; the west side is actually a trek; no technical climbing;
east side the normal route; other sides far more challenging;
3000-4000 try Aconcagua every year; fewer than half succeed;
several will die, mainly due to weather and altitude sickness

Base camp

So one wonders what par is?

By lunch time--Cristian had brought us some wonderful
Argentine sandwiches...beef, turkey, cheese, tomato--the
clouds had arrived and there was no more to see

Adjacent peaks, more in the 4,000 meter range

A map of Portillo

Nice setting, even in summer

Lounge

In the historical gallery

A young Frenchman named Jean-Claude Killy
made himself and the place famous

Training ground for European and Norteamericano Olympic
winter sports teams for many years

Table with a view

Terrain, with Cristian's van

Portillo

On the way back to Santiago, a last view of Aconcagua, the
west side, after some fresh snow

1 comment:

Tawana said...

Looks like you had a great time.