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By Walter Stewart,Colin Stewart,Aaron Stewart,Lindsy Cieslewicz,Olivia Edvalson

ISBN-10: 0578149508

ISBN-13: 9780578149509

Aconcagua “Stone Sentinel” mountain climbing the Stairway to Heaven, is a real tale of a father and sons who set out on a self-guided excursion to summit the top mountain on this planet open air the Everest Himalayan Chain. Stone Sentinel, Aconcagua, is the top the place supplemental oxygen isn't really used. At nearing 23,000 toes. (7,000 m) it towers above the Andes in Argentina; each year it's going to have expense lives of these who underestimated the duty to face upon its summit. as soon as underway one in our summit get together received indicators of AMS, altitude disorder. We needed to descend back off from base camp to decrease altitudes and it appeared our summit try out used to be derailed. there have been now not enough days left for professional protocol directions to be to allow making the summit. We believed lets be fortunate simply going up a few larger at the mountain to possibly one of many top summit camps. as an alternative we had Serendipitous perception for a brand new acclimation version which we hired with unprecedented effects. ultimately this appeared wouldn't also be adequate. The ranger at Camp 2 suggested climate, Viento Blanco, used to be going to hit, a excessive altitude jet-stream hurricane. It got here down eventually to both going for a summit test with shortened days, purely 4 days out from base camp, rather than the instructed ten days; or lets no longer move in any respect. integrated during this offing used to be that we didn't also have enough time to maneuver as much as summit Camp three, Berlin. Camp 2, Nido de Condores, was once to turn into our summit camp. This produced a frightening 4,850 toes summit day; this is often over part the entire distance from base camp to the summit and customarily quantities to 5 days to complete. This proved to be a grueling 21.5 hour summit day. It began with a 3:30 am Alpine start of Camp 2, “Nido.” After a frightening climb up the Canaleta, and operating out of water, the 3 people, a Father and sons, stood jointly at the summit opposed to those inconceivable odds. this is often that insightful suspenseful tale with many anecdotal impressions of what it capability to climb a demanding summit within the appealing Andes variety. There are besides precious insights for mountaineers heading to Aconcagua,” the Stone Sentinel,” together with an outline of our special acclimation version and the way this affected our efforts to make the summit.

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Aconcagua Stone Sentinel Climbing the Stairway to Heaven (Edition Number 1) by Walter Stewart,Colin Stewart,Aaron Stewart,Lindsy Cieslewicz,Olivia Edvalson

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