Cicerone: Aconcagua

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Aconcagua

This is the complete guide to climbing Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and the highest in the world outside the Himalayas. At 6962m it is one of the highest places accessible to ordinary mortals.

The guide contains all the practical information on climbing and trekking in the region, and details of getting the best from stays in Santiago and Mendoza en route to the mountains. It covers:

. preparation for high altitude mountaineering - equip­ment, gear and acclimatisation

. exploration and discovery of the mountain and the surrounding region, geology, wildlife and flora, the

people and culture . strategies for the ascent . the Normal and Polish Glacier routes – on Aconcagua

. trekking in the southern Andes, the Vallecitos and Tupungato ranges

. the ascent of EI Plomo near Santiago, the most popular 5000m moun­tain in the Andes.

 

Pages: 176
Dimensions: 12 cm x 18 cm

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