Aconcagua, Summit of South America,
by Harry Kikstra (7summits.com)
Aconcagua is the first of the new Rucksack Pocket Summits series: 96 pages
(105x145 mm) with wraparound map flap, open-flat binding and waterproof paper.
Of the seven continental summits, Aconcagua (at 6962 m/22,840 ft) lies second
only to Everest. Yet it is surprisingly free of snow and ice, and experienced
hikers can reach the roof of the Americas without technical expertise. However,
it is one of the world’s highest and toughest treks.
Author Harry Kikstra from 7summits.com has summited twice, and explains in
detail how to tackle the main trekking routes (Normal and Polish Traverse), as
well as giving a useful summary on the technical Polish Glacier route. This
pocket-sized book contains all you need to plan and enjoy your summit attempt:
- concise advice from an expert about preparation, planning and choosing your
- detailed information about altitude effects and sickness, and how to
monitor and prevent them
- fold-out map showing the routes, also enlargement of summit area
- 96 waterproof pages with open-flat binding
- in full colour, with 60 photographs.
You can buy it at amazon.com, click here: Aconcagua (Rucksack Pocket Summits)
See more info about the book including some sample Chapters in PDF format here.