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New PDF release: Aconcagua Stone Sentinel Climbing the Stairway to Heaven

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By Walter Stewart,Colin Stewart,Aaron Stewart,Lindsy Cieslewicz,Olivia Edvalson

Aconcagua “Stone Sentinel” mountaineering the Stairway to Heaven, is a real tale of a father and sons who set out on a self-guided excursion to summit the top mountain on the earth open air the Everest Himalayan Chain. Stone Sentinel, Aconcagua, is the top the place supplemental oxygen isn't really used. At nearing 23,000 feet. (7,000 m) it towers above the Andes in Argentina; each year it is going to have fee lives of these who underestimated the duty to face upon its summit. as soon as underway one in our summit social gathering received indicators of AMS, altitude illness. We needed to descend backpedal from base camp to reduce altitudes and it appeared our summit try used to be derailed. there have been now not enough days left for specialist protocol instructions to be to permit making the summit. We believed lets be fortunate simply going up a few larger at the mountain to possibly one of many higher summit camps. as a substitute we had Serendipitous perception for a brand new acclimation version which we hired with remarkable effects. ultimately this appeared wouldn't also be sufficient. The ranger at Camp 2 pronounced climate, Viento Blanco, used to be going to hit, a excessive altitude jet-stream hurricane. It got here down eventually to both going for a summit test with shortened days, merely 4 days out from base camp, rather than the advised ten days; or lets no longer cross in any respect. incorporated during this offing was once that we didn't also have adequate time to maneuver as much as summit Camp three, Berlin. Camp 2, Nido de Condores, was once to turn into our summit camp. This produced a frightening 4,850 toes summit day; this can be over part the full distance from base camp to the summit and typically quantities to 5 days to complete. This proved to be a grueling 21.5 hour summit day. It all started with a 3:30 am Alpine begin of Camp 2, “Nido.” After a frightening climb up the Canaleta, and operating out of water, the 3 folks, a Father and sons, stood jointly at the summit opposed to those inconceivable odds. this can be that insightful suspenseful tale with many anecdotal impressions of what it capability to climb a tough summit within the attractive Andes variety. There are to boot precious insights for mountaineers heading to Aconcagua,” the Stone Sentinel,” together with an outline of our certain acclimation version and the way this affected our efforts to make the summit.

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