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Title: New route on Aconcagua south face
Post by: 7summits on Jan 30 2004, 18:09
The Aconcagua south face (one of the hardest faces in the world) was climbed last month by Tomaz Humar and Ales Kozelj along a new route

A full tripreport can e found on their site:
http://www.humar.com/index.php?id=192&lng=en# (http://www.humar.com/index.php?id=192&lng=en#)

"Ljubljana, January 5, 2004 Slovene mountaineers Tomaz Humar and Ales Kozelj conquered the south face of Aconcagua along a new route in the last days of December. They named the route Mobitel's Swallow Johan's route. The highest peak of the Andes, the South-American mountain range, is situated along the border between Argentine and Chile and was first conquered by the French in 1954. Slovene mountaineers first stood on its summit in 1982. The new route is dedicated to Humar's co-climber Janez Jeglic, who suffered a fatal accident during their Nuptse expedition in 1997. This was the first time Humar climbed roped up since the fatal ascent with Jeglic. "

(Rest on their site)



Technical information on the route:

Aconcagua

December 17 21 2003

Alpine style

The two mountaineers set out on this expedition alone; there was nobody in Base Camp to maintain any kind of communication with them.

Tomaz Humar, Ales Kozelj

New route Mobitel's Swallow Johan's Route

2500 m

VI+(A2) (IV V+)

90 - 100 (60- 70)

M5 M6

FOR MORE INFO AND PHOTOS PLEASE CONTACT miha@agencija41.si.


(http://www.humar.com/uploads/pics/content/top/naslovnica.jpg)
Title: Re:New route on Aconcagua south face
Post by: Ron on Jan 31 2004, 04:33
Is that the route you mentioned we should take Harry :o

hehehehe ;D
Title: Re:New route on Aconcagua south face
Post by: 7summits on Feb 3 2004, 06:26

Is that the route you mentioned we should take Harry :o
hehehehe ;D

Yes  ;D  8) Check out this picture I took from the summit last month, showing the top of the south face:
http://7summits.com/images/details.php?image_id=435
When do we go? :)
Title: Re:New route on Aconcagua south face
Post by: Ron on Feb 8 2004, 04:32
1st let me finish my little trip this spring m8 ;)
Title: Re:New route on Aconcagua south face
Post by: trunl on Feb 9 2004, 04:23
o come on. you guys couldnt find something harder?  ;D ;D