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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 day trip to summit the top mountain on the earth outdoor 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 is going to have fee lives of these who underestimated the duty to face upon its summit. as soon as underway one in our summit get together acquired indicators of AMS, altitude ailment. We needed to descend backtrack from base camp to reduce altitudes and it appeared our summit test used to be derailed. there have been now not enough days left for specialist protocol guidance to be to let making the summit. We believed lets be fortunate simply going up a few better at the mountain to perhaps one of many top summit camps. as an alternative we had Serendipitous perception for a brand new acclimation version which we hired with unheard of effects. eventually this appeared wouldn't also be sufficient. The ranger at Camp 2 pronounced climate, Viento Blanco, was once going to hit, a excessive altitude jet-stream typhoon. It got here down eventually to both going for a summit try with shortened days, simply 4 days out from base camp, rather than the instructed ten days; or lets no longer pass in any respect. integrated during this offing used to be that we didn't also have adequate 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 can be 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 commence 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 skill to climb a hard summit within the appealing Andes diversity. There are in addition important insights for mountaineers heading to Aconcagua,” the Stone Sentinel,” together with an outline of our distinct acclimation version and the way this affected our efforts to make the summit.

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