At the summit of Aconcagua

A previous summit of Aconcagua

The Madison Mountaineering team is arriving in Mendoza, Argentina over the next few days and will soon begin our expedition and ascent of the highest mountain in the western and southern hemispheres. Aconcagua (the stone sentinel) stands at an impressive 6962m (22,834 ft.) above sea level and is great training for high altitude peaks in the Himalaya.  Please follow our dispatches as we journey from the lush wine region of Mendoza (known for grass fed beef and Malbec) to the arid slopes of the Vacas Valley and up to the base of the Polish Glacier, before making our way to the highest point in the Andes.  Aconcagua is known at times for high winds (100mph) and sub zero temps, as well as the high altitude extreme environment. This mountain is never an easy feat and over half the climbers who attempt are turned back.  We are sure to encounter challenges along the way and with those come potential rewards for hard work and a job well done in the end. On a clear day we might even see the surreal blue of the Pacific ocean from the summit.  This will be my 11th expedition on Aconcagua, and a great way to kick off the first Madison Mountaineering climb of 2015!!!

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  1. Vishal Agarwal
    Vishal Agarwal says:

    Age is never the barrier of one success. It is firm determination, hard work , honesty and dedication brings success. Having the best example of my l oving sister Sangeeta S Bahl who has not only broken the myth of people that things are very difficult to do after an age . As my sister age is going up her will power becoming more more stronger .Her work not only inspire to the younger generation but also the aged people for attempting to do things which people say it is difficult to do as my sister do things which it is said difficult being a woman . Now she going to create history as Indian woman for capturing the highest mountain south America Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.

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