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10 Posts tagged “Polish Glacier”

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 6

Back at basecamp… …and the weather determined it was not meant to be. Steve called this morning and the team has returned to base camp from Camp Two and a half. The weather over the last couple days has been challenging – cloudy with the winds bringing the temps. down to approximately minus 40F with [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 5

Headed up to Camp Two and a Half! Well, despite some serious weather obstacles, the team has decided to move higher still! Steve called today to report that the team has decided to continue up to Camp Two and a half tomorrow, even after spending a full day in the tent yesterday, enduring “nuclear winds”. [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 4

Headed up the Mountain! Steve called yesterday to report that the team has now moved up to Camp One (and a half), located a little over 18,000 ft. The team is doing well – everyone is feeling strong, and the plan is for the team to either take a rest day today or start shuttling [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 3

I talked to Steve again yesterday, and unfortunately the team has been stymied in their attempts to move higher on the mountain because of the wind. Apparently, on Wednesday, it was -25F on the Summit, with a wind chill bringing the temp down to -60F – enough to keep the team in base camp for [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 2

Randokitty here, again for Randosteve… Steve called this morning to say that their “recon. ski” went great yesterday, and that they actually found some great snow! The wind was howling this morning though, and so the team is taking a rest day. So far, everyone on the team is acclimatizing very well and their “pulse [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 1

Randokitty here for Randosteve: Steve called today, on the satellite phone, from base camp. The two day trek in to base camp went well, and the team is doing great, settling into camp at over 14, 000ft. At three points along the trek in, the team members’ oxygen levels were tested and all three members [...]

To Los Penitentes and Cerro Aconcagua

All right! We, Glen Poulsen, Kim Havell and myself, are on our way to Los Penitentes today, and the next stage of our adventure to climb and ski Aconcagua. Los Penitentes is the staging area before heading into basecamp. Los Penitentes is also where we load up the mules that will be carrying our heavy [...]

In Mendoza To Attempt To Climb/Ski Cerro Aconcagua

Well, after finishing one adventure, it’s right on to the next and I am already missing RandoKitty…big time! Now, I am in Mendoza, Argentina, to attempt to climb and ski the Polish Glacier on Cerro Aconcagua which tops out at 6962m (22,975′). I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the good weather that has been such [...]

Off to Ushuaia, Argentina..and Beyond!!!

Kind of mellow dramatic, but click here for some musical accompaniment to this post. Wow, the day is finally here and today I am off to Ushuaia, and the southern most point of Argentina and South America. It will take two full days to get there, but luckily the longest flight to the southern hemisphere [...]

Skiing Aconcagua Now On The Calendar

Alpenglow on the north side of Aconcagua. It’s funny that on Friday, his royal blogness announced his intentions of skiing Denali this spring, since on the same day I was making final arrangements to attempt another one of the Seven Summits. While booking my flights to and from Ushuaia on my way to Antarctica, I [...]