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

ISBN-10: 0578149508

ISBN-13: 9780578149509

Aconcagua “Stone Sentinel” mountaineering 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 outdoors the Everest Himalayan Chain. Stone Sentinel, Aconcagua, is the top the place supplemental oxygen isn't really used. At nearing 23,000 feet. (7,000 m) it towers above the Andes in Argentina; each year it's going to have price lives of these who underestimated the duty to face upon its summit. as soon as underway one in our summit occasion received signs of AMS, altitude ailment. We needed to descend backpedal 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 specialist protocol instructions to be to allow making the summit. We believed shall we be fortunate simply going up a few better at the mountain to might be one of many higher summit camps. as an alternative we had Serendipitous perception for a brand new acclimation version which we hired with unparalleled effects. eventually this appeared wouldn't also be sufficient. The ranger at Camp 2 suggested climate, Viento Blanco, was once going to hit, a excessive altitude jet-stream typhoon. It got here down ultimately to both going for a summit test with shortened days, in basic terms 4 days out from base camp, rather than the suggested ten days; or shall we no longer pass in any respect. incorporated during this offing was once that we didn't also have enough time to maneuver as much as summit Camp three, Berlin. Camp 2, Nido de Condores, used to be to develop into our summit camp. This produced a frightening 4,850 ft summit day; this is often over part the full 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 begin of Camp 2, “Nido.” After a frightening climb up the Canaleta, and operating out of water, the 3 folks, a Father and sons, stood jointly at the summit opposed to those unbelievable odds. this is often that insightful suspenseful tale with many anecdotal impressions of what it capability to climb a difficult summit within the appealing Andes diversity. There are to boot worthwhile insights for mountaineers heading to Aconcagua,” the Stone Sentinel,” together with an outline of our specific acclimation version and the way this affected our efforts to make the summit.

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