Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Days 12 - 15 Seven Summits Challenge - Aconcagua

Well, it has not been an overly productive past four days.  For two of those days, I recorded no steps whatsoever.  Not that I didn't move at all; I just didn't remember to wear my pedometer on the weekend.  Sigh.  Anyways, I am determined to continue despite the fact that I am now officially past the two week mark that I set for myself at the beginning.  Only two mountains to go which shouldn't seem tooooo daunting, except that the last one on my list is Everest, the mother of all mountains.

The good news?  Over the past four days, I've managed to reach the top of Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America located on the border of Argentina and Chile.  In fact, its the highest peak in all the Americas, at 22,481 feet.  Its also the second highest of the seven summits with only Everest soaring higher into the clouds.  Interesting fact:  the camps along the climbing route include Camp Berlin, Camp Alaska, Camp Colera (hmmmm), and a Camp Canada.  

2 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's going to be a tough one! You are certainly going to need oxygen!

tweetey30 said...

That is great that you are climbinb up the mountain.. I could never do it. I am deathly afraid of heights.. go girl.. You can do it.. will come back to see what you have posted about it in a few days..