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Ascent of Cerro Macón on 2011-12-25

Climber: Yan-Eric Douvier

Others in Party:My dad
my mom
my brother
Melalite
Charline
Didier
Christine
Juan
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cerro Macón
    Location:Argentina
    Elevation:18176 ft / 5540 m

Ascent Trip Report

Last summit in our trip in the North-West of Argentina. We slept in a mining town in the middle of nowhere, Tolar Grande. We reach the trail head by car. The trail is decent, slightly rocky at the end.
There was soft snow penitents on the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4889 ft / 1490 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
    Route:W ridge
    Trailhead:13287 ft / 4049 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: South America 2 (28 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Cerro Macón2011-12-254889 ft / 1490 m
2(Attempt) Ojos del Salado2012-01-02 
3Aconcagua2012-01-11 
Total Trip Gain: 4889 ft / 1490 m    Total Trip Loss: 4889 ft / 1490 m



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