Weekend Warm-Up: Aconcagua Speed Ascent

Weekend Warm-Up: Aconcagua Speed Ascent
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Stepping off the plane in Argentina after 16 hours of travel from their native Macedonia, Aleksandar Kirkovski and Dimitar Todorovski had come to speed walk up the highest mountain in the Americas. Along the way, bad weather delayed the pair for three days. Traveling on the cheap, they carried all their own gear in mountainous backpacks. The lost time ate deeply into their resources. Once the weather cleared, they had to move quickly to have a chance of success.  Base Camp at Plaza de Mulas (4,300m) featured many scattered yellow tents, belonging to other speed climbers, mountaineers and runners from all over the world.   While they were familiar with the moderate winter cold back home in northern Macedonia, the altitude of Aconcagua ramps its frigidity to a different level. The stinging winds afflicted Kirkovski’s feet, in particular. In camp,... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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