News of our recent Aconcagua expedition

News of our recent Aconcagua expedition

Jan Update:
31 Jan- Aconcagua team have just successfully summited

24 Jan - from Max: we are at basecamp already. We took loads to 5000m and we are having a rest day tomorrow, then heading up..

Aconcagua Expedition Photos


Team members at the summit of Aconcagua. Summit Time Aconcagua.

The team is on its way back to base camp. They went up to Canada (C1) to help the acclimatization process. High wind at Aconcagua high camp
Enjoying the climbing Aconcagua. Climber taking rest before going for summit
Bad weather hits during our climb. Team members enjoying decent from Acconcagua after summit.
Camp site with beautiful day. Loading expedition bags for Aconcagua Expedition.
What a day at Aconcagua. Night at aconcagua Basecamp

The team is at Nido de Cóndores, this camp was named after the Condor’s that can be occasionally seen up there.


Extraordinary sunset at Nido de Cóndores.
Feb 11 - The team is on it's way back to Confluencia. Today, after breakfast they went to see Plaza Francia, to get an extraordinary view from ACONCAGUA's South wall (technical route). 

Feb 2 - Everyone arrived well at base camp. Now we are recovering energies.Tomorrow, we plan to have a strong breakfast, arrange the loads for the mules and departure around 10hs in pur way back to the Park Entrance. The journey might take from 8-10hs approax. Once the equipment arrives in Los Penitentes we will be ready to return in Mendoza, but first a delicious dinner in Uspallata.

Feb - 1 - Amazing news from our expedition, 22 climbers in the SUMMIT!.

Jan 31 - Tomorrow is THE BIG DAY! We can't wait to be finally there. Can you imagine how it feels?










Come live a new experience in the outdoor world with SummitClimb. Our Aconcagua Expedition team is well at Nido of Condores.


Our friend Sara Susan Hastreiter and Sebastian arrived today at summit in Aconcagua - the Giant of the Americas ! Our team from Aconcagua Expedition is resting today in Plaza de Mulas


Our friend Sara Susan Hastreiter and Sebastian arrived today at summit in Aconcagua - the Giant of the Americas ! Our team from Aconcagua Expedition is resting today in Plaza de Mulas. Our team is safe, tired, resting in Plaza de mulas and despite the weather conditions, everyone was happy to be part of this experience in Aconcagua!. Our team is at 5550m at the Nido de Condores Camp

Photo Andes

Acclimatization hike to camp 2 on Aconcagua. Climbers crossing snow on Aconcagua

26 Feb - Update from Expedition leader Max: Whole team acclimatising v well@c2 and having fun!winds pretty strong but we expect a weather window on 27th.wish us luck! max kausch

20 Feb - We made it to camp 1 today! It is just over 5000m. From up there we could actually see a bit of the Pacific Ocean!!! We took a different route down and had lots of fun! Tomorrow is our rest day and we're aiming for the summit on the 27th. Thanks for following our blog!  Max Kausch 


Photo Max.

18 Feb - We made it to the sunny Plaza de Mulas at 4300m. Our team is doing extremely well. They came up here in only 6 hours (normal is 8 to 9). We're now having a delicious soup and talking about our plans tomorrow. Everyone is happy, healthy and very impressed with the breathtaking landscape we've seen so far! Tomorrow is our rest day and to tell the truth we need it.


One of them is from a fossilised sea shell that Quentin found at 4100m.


Photo Max

22 Jan - Update from Expedition Leader: Summit! At about 3pm yesterday 13 out 14 expedition members reached the summit of Aconcagua

Photo Max. 

21 Jan - Update from Expedition Leader: All 14 members at 6000 meters / 19700 foot getting ready for the summit in 6 hours from now. Wish us luck! max

20 Jan - Update from Expedition Leader:

  • Team amazingly well.all made it to c2 and will surely make to c3 and summit. tx.max
  • We just had a well deserved rest day and are fully acclimatised to push for the summit 28 hours from now.Thanks.Max

19 Jan - Update from Expedition Leader: Team at 5600 meter / 18,400 foot. Weather perfect! All members feeling great. We just had dinner. Will b here for tonight, SUMMIT on 21st.Thanks .Max



Photo Max
15 Jan - Update from Expedition Leader: We're enjoying basecamp at the moment after carrying a few loads to camp1.  We use SummitClimb's strategy of carrying high and sleeping low. Surely is the best acclimatisation strategy! Every single member of the team has adapted very well to high altitudes after today's climb. We have regular medical checks carried on either by a Base Camp doctor or myself and I have to say I'm very impressed by the good health of our January team. We didn't rush the walk to 5000m today and we did it quite fast. The views from camp 1 are amazing. I'm sending one photo of camp one looking at the west and also another one of Roi giving a back massage to Joe, that surely was fun to watch. Then I'm also sending a photo of part of our team playing cards at 4300m. We had pizza tonight and everyone was very pleased. We'll hang out at bc for another day and then move your high camps starting the 17th and aiming for the summit on the 21st. Thanks for following our dispatches. Max Kausch


14 Jan - Update from Expedition Leader: We finally made it to plaza de mulas. Although almost no one summited lately, weather improved a lot. Our team will have a day rest and start moving loads up the mountain. Everyone has acclimatised well and are enjoying services at Base Camp.  Tonight we had Martha's birthday and even prepared a cake. We'll send more news before we move up. Thanks for following out blog at SummitClimb.  Max

12 Jan - Update from Expedition Leader: Team at 3400,adapting and doing very well!weather also improving.we'll move to Basecamp tomorrow. Max  

HI.  Part of the team is already in Mendoza. Chris Wilcox and Tatiana Batalha made it to Mendoza 2 days ago. Heidi, Christian and Carolin got to Mendoza today and they are quite tired from the flight. Now they're even more tired from the 20 ounce steak. We're waiting for the rest of the team tomorrow. We expect the weather to improve from the 13th onwards. Thanks for following the blog. Max Kausch

Team Roster:

January Team

  • Chris W.
  • Gary E.
  • Joseph C.
  • Roi N.
  • Igor S.
  • Marta P.

February Team

  • Martin d. B.
  • Brett F.