Mountaineering

Climbing Aconcagua (6962m) - Part 1

Climbing Aconcagua (6962m) - Part 1

The Approach to Base Camp “Plaza Argentina”

It is a unique experience to climb Aconcagua! I went on this adventure for 15 days in January 2019 with a great team of people. Together we hiked through long valleys, rough snowstorms and surreal landscapes towards the roof of South America. In a series of four articles I want to tell you the exciting story of this ascent, give you useful information and a feeling if climbing Aconcagua is something for you. Part 1 is about the three-day approach to the Base Camp Plaza Argentina.

Preparation for an Aconcagua Expedition

Preparation for an Aconcagua Expedition

My Training, Equipment and Useful Tips for Climbing Aconcagua

Starting on the 5th of January 2019 I am setting out on a climbing attempt of the highest mountain in South America – Aconcagua (6961m) in Argentina. I am photographing and documenting the whole expedition on assignment for the tour operator Grajales Expeditions. It will take us about 20 days to climb the mountain via the Polish Traverse route. I am already very excited to go on this adventure. Here you can find out how I prepared for the Aconcagua expedition, what equipment you need to bring and other useful things for the climb.

Climbing Merapi unguided

Climbing Merapi unguided

Our Adventure on the Fire Mountain

Climbing Merapi is an incredible experience. It is allowed to hike Merapi without a guide and it can be done by anybody with basic fitness. The true summit is a little more difficult, be careful! If you are traveling around Java you should definitely go on a sunrise hike of Merapi. It was one of the greatest things we did in Inonesia!

Our First 5000m+ Peak – The Volcano Iztaccihuatl in Mexico

Our First 5000m+ Peak – The Volcano Iztaccihuatl in Mexico

Climbing the Sleeping Lady

During our first high altitude experience, we battled cold and technical conditions with little equipment, felt the rush of going to our limits and our British friends almost froze to death. Iztaccihuatl is an excellent option for your first 5000m climb and is a fascinting mountain.