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Aconcagua 2009

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Mike1:
I would do it but only during the cold months of April-November.  I hope you guys know that Dec-March is summer in Argentina right?  Summer is the worst time to to a high altitude climb and the weather is unpredictable, especially lightning storms due to the warm meeting with the cold fronts on Aconcagua... 

Mike1:
Might be taking up on the offer to join you guys if I don't go during spring...  -110F/-79C does not look good at all in June...

Mike1:
This is Mike´s ex girlfriend using his nick- I have just read the news about mike´s dead today I only hope those who are doing these kind of mountains, are well trained and be conscious that you are dealing with death just as Mike did and found it. I can not say anymore, I am feeling to bad to say something else. Mariel

MoT:

--- Quote from: Mike1 on Dec  9 2009, 12:25 ---This is Mike´s ex girlfriend using his nick- I have just read the news about mike´s dead today I only hope those who are doing these kind of mountains, are well trained and be conscious that you are dealing with death just as Mike did and found it. I can not say anymore, I am feeling to bad to say something else. Mariel

--- End quote ---

??? Anyone know if this is true? And what happened, if it is?  ???

Is this the guy who kept posting about Aconcagua in winter - fast dash in 3 days or something?

Here's a link - is this the same guy?
http://outside-blog.away.com/blog/2009/12/early-season-death-on-aconcagua.html

7summits:
I have no idea, but Mike1's account was used, though I cannot confirm that his real name was MICHAEL NIMITSIL or not (as is noted in the comments on the Outside article).

There is a letter from the last guy who saw him here:
http://www.alpinismonline.com/alp-notas.asp?id=10198&lang=EN

For those interested, what MoT is referring to:
"Mike1" signed up for the forum a while ago and started discussing his plans for Aconcagua. Several climbers reacted to that on this thread:

http://7summits.com/forum/index.php/topic,1663 His last reply there was 1st November and as far as I can tell the next time his account logged in was 9th December, likely used to write the above message by his girlfriend.

In any case my condoleances to Michael Nimitsil's family  :(

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