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[TR] Aconcagua - Polish Direct 1/5/2010

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Trip: Aconcagua - Polish Direct

 

Date: 1/5/2010

 

Trip Report:

I asked around back in November for suggestions on where to go and ended up choosing the obvious... So my wife & I headed down and climbed the Polish Direct in January. To make a very long story short we had terrible conditions on the route and ended having to bivy on the summit. We came down the next morning and my wife got frostbite on one of her big toes. I got by with just standard frontnip to the nose and toe tips.

 

Full write up here.

If you'd rather skip the boring parts and just read about the route click here .

 

Some pix below.

 

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Gear Notes:

Bivy sack and good boots.

 

Approach Notes:

Fly to Mendoza... take a mule to basecamp. Try and not get behind the old guys.

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Wow, those photos are super sharp. Can ask I what camera you use?

 

(plan to read about the epic after I get off work)

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Wow, those photos are super sharp. Can ask I what camera you use?

 

I carried a Canon G11 and my wife had a Canon SD880.

 

The 880 takes great photos for it's size but the G11 is amazing. However the G11 doesn't quite fit in a jacket pocket comfortably.

 

PS - the sharpening is all part of the editing process ( I use Aperture). You can make iphone pix look sharp with the right filters.

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