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INTERNATIONAL

Aconcagua alpine-style on French Direct

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18/01/2012

On the notoriously cold and hostile south face of Aconcagua (6,962m) Italian Andrea di Donato and Andres Zegers from Chile made an alpine-style repeat of the 1985 French Direct.
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MEDICAL

Mountain-specific altitude advice sheets

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25/02/2011

Dr Jeremy Windsor and Dr George Rodway have written four information sheets for popular high altitude mountains. They are for Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mera Peak and Denali.
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INTERNATIONAL

Mountains: Aconcagua

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11/08/2010

Aconcagua, known as the stone sentinel by the Incas, is the highest mountain outside of the Himalaya (and in the Western hemisphere) at 6956m. It lies close to the Chile/Argentine border, about 100 miles North East of Santiago, but is wholly within Argentina. The views are spectacular, and combine with relatively straightforward terrain on the normal route to make this one of the most regularly ascended “high” mountains of the world.
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MEDICAL

International Society of Mountain Medicine meet in Peru

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11/08/2010

Dr David Hillebrandt, UIAA Medcom Vice President and Medical Advisor to the BMC, reports from the international conference in Peru.
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MEDICAL

Hidden dangers on Aconcagua

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28/07/2010

Despite a barrage of criticism from medical experts over the last couple of years, doctors on Aconcagua still continue to take blood pressure measurements from all climbers on the mountain - sometimes leading to treatment or climbers being banned. Jeremy Windor thinks it's high time this changed.
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INTERNATIONAL

Aconcagua: stone sentinel

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04/01/2000

Aconcagua: First time Expedition leader Duncan Bell looks at the perils, pitfalls and practical advantages of running your own expedition to the greater ranges.
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