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Featured Trek: Aconcagua summit trek, with Jagged Globe

5th July 2016 | 0 comments

Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of the Himalaya. At 6,959m, the 1000m climb from high camp to the summit is notoriously tough. The unrelenting, lung-busting Canaleta, a steep scree-filled gully, is the physical, emotional and mental crux for many who attempt to reach the top. However, there is no technical climbing on the Horcones Route, and no ropes are …

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Success on Aconcagua for Trek & Mountain readers

9th February 2015 | 0 comments

On 31st January 2015 at 3.30pm the Trek & Mountain Aconcagua 2015 reader expedition achieved success by putting two team members on the summit, with all other team members reaching 6000m in deteriorating conditions. The expedition, sponsored by Haglofs and Powertraveller, began with a trek up the Horcones Valley near Mendoza, Argentina, to Aconcagua Base Camp at 4,300m. From here …

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Climb Aconcagua with Trek & Mountain Expeditions!

5th April 2014 | 0 comments

After two successful reader expeditions to Kilimanjaro (Western Breach) and Mt Elbrus (traverse) in 2013, we’re pleased to announce our next expedition that you, our readers, can join – and this time we’ve chosen the highest peak outside of the Himalaya… ACONCAGUA! On 15th January 2015, 12 Trek & Mountain readers will leave the UK for an attempt to summit …

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Climber aims to summit all 117 Andean 6,000m peaks

29th September 2013 | 0 comments

Argentine-born British climber Maximo Kausch has set himself the challenge of climbing every 6,000m peak in South America – and so far he’s summited more than anyone else to date. The Mountain Guide who currently works as an expedition leader in the Andes and Himalaya, has already climbed 59 Andean peaks from a total of 117 during the past year …

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Scottish Adventurer tackles South American 3 Peaks

22nd August 2013 | 0 comments

Scottish Adventurer Ricky Munday has laid down his latest challenge – The South American 3 Peaks, which requires him to scale the three highest mountains in Argentina’s High Andes. Munday, 36, will lead an international team on a 38-day expedition to the high plateau of the Puna de Atacama in Northern Argentina this December, while a training expedition to climb …

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Jordan Romero completes Seven Summits

15th January 2012 | 0 comments

At the end of December, 15-year old American Jordan Romero completed his Seven Summits by summiting Mount Vinson in the Antarctic. Jordan, who became the youngest person to have completed the Seven Summits, began his quest back in 2006 when he climbed Kilimanjaro at age 10. Controversy ensued when he attempted Everest in 2010 aged just 13, with criticism coming …

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Adele aims for 8000ers

19th October 2011 | 0 comments

Leading high altitude mountaineer Adele Pennington has recently unveiled plans to become the first British woman to summit every 8,000m peak in the world, as well as taking in the Seven Summits, four of which she has already conquered, with just Aconcagua, Mt Elbrus and Indonesia’s Carstensz Pyramid left to go. Pennington already holds a world record for being the …