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Title: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: Nudge on Dec 10 2005, 02:24
Just got an email telling us that the polish has been closed by the rangers.

Anybody know anything?
Title: Re: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: 7summits on Dec 11 2005, 15:25
Yes, this has been confirmed. There are many problems to climb via Plaza Argentina at the moment. The weather is very hard and the snow has extended through all the mountain.
Till the moment the mules just can get up to Casa de Piedra and the rangers are denying the entrance to any people who try to climb that route since it turns to be very dangerous. Till Monday 12th December we have to wait for an answer to know if things will turn to be better.

The best and may be the unique way right now is that expeditions are done via the Normal route.

The immense snow amounts have not disappeared yet, making it almost impossible to use the Polish routes as there is chance of avalanches, there is no route etc. It might change this weekend, but please be prepared for a change of plans.
It might therefore very well be that you will have to do the normal route instead. Luckily, the situation means that this route is now much more interesting ;-)

Cheers,

Harry
Title: Re: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: Nudge on Dec 11 2005, 18:46
Thanks Harry for that.

It looks like the normal route will be pretty packed full of climbers.
Title: Re: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: smrtnupp on Dec 12 2005, 04:21
Harry, r u climbing now?
Title: Re: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: 7summits on Dec 12 2005, 06:48
Not yet, but soon  8)
Will leave for Vinson in 2 days, but will stay in Chile for 2 weeks, helping out first 2 groups.
Read (and listen to) all details at the 7summits blog:
http://7summits.com/blog

Cheers,
Harry
Title: Re: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: MikeW on Dec 12 2005, 20:29
Hey Harry!

Will probably see you on Vinson, I'm leaving on January 6 to the 24. I'll be with AAI. Can't wait to get there!! O0

MikeW
Title: Re: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: 7summits on Dec 12 2005, 22:49
Cool Mike, we wil meet half way up!
Our last team is planned to start the 29th Dec, so we will meet  8)

Leaving tomorrow, should start packing I guess..
Title: Re: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: 7summits on Dec 13 2005, 06:05
Latest update:

The route is opened! Perfect timing for my client arriving tomorrow  8)
Still loads of snow, but that makes it beautiful and special.

Climb safe,

Harry
Title: Re: Aconcagua Polish Glacier Closed
Post by: smrtnupp on Dec 23 2005, 08:35
ALL THE BEST TO ALL THOSE CLIMBING!!!!!!!

A very very Merry Christmas to all of you high on those Mountains!!!!!