Aconcagua

The Aconcagua Expedition – As Described by Our Team

It’s been 33 days since our team made it to the summit of Aconcagua. It’s time for some reflection on the climb. The Captain – Lyudmila Korobeshko It seems like we just got back yesterday. I’m still recovering from the trip today. My mind is racing. I have some pleasant memories. 50% of success is in choosing the right team.  Our team has been working out great thanks to the different circumstances and people involved. Ivan is an experienced climber and has been behind some pretty serious expeditions. He is a great guy and easy to get along with. He helps us out with useful advice and is a real team player. Ivan is an amazing storyteller. We’ve heard some great stories in our free time about K2, Tibet and China. Maxim usually prefers to stay behind the camera. At times he’s been ...

Сообщение от экспедиции, команда на вершине! Поздравляем! Удачного спуска!

Добрый день! Передает Людмила Коробешко из экспедиции «Альпари на вершинах мира». Итак, сейчас наша команда стоит на вершине Аконкагуа. Это победа! Первая вершина из нашего проекта 7 вершин. К сожалению,  погода очень плохая, хотя по прогнозу должна была быть хорошей. Именно из-за этого мы именно 23 февраля вышли на восхождение. Но, тем не менее, несмотря на непогоду, несмотря на сильный снегопад, мы поднялись на вершину. И вот сейчас, по местному ...

Ludmila Korobeshko/ Punta Del Inka

13.02.2012: Lyudmila Korobeshko Writes Us from Punta del Inca Hi! Right now we are in Argentina, in a place called Punta del Inca, 2,700 meters above sea level. In a couple of hours we’ll begin the climbing part of our expedition from Plaza de Mulas. From there, we’ll climb to Camp I at 3,200 meters. Everything is looking good for us. We’ve got some nice weather. Let’s hope all goes well. I’ll be in touch.   ...

The Team Enjoys a Night in Mendoza

Our team gathered in Mendoza yesterday evening for a night on the town. We received a message from Lyudmila Korobeshko: Good afternoon! Yesterday evening, Ivan Dusharin and Maxim Shakirov, my two teammates in Alpari: On Top of the World, arrived at the airport in Mendoza. I was really glad to see them. After more than 24 hours of flying, the boys were a bit tired, but that didn’t set us back. We dropped our stuff off at the hotel and wandered through the streets of Mendoza, making a few last-minute purchases and indulging in some Argentinian beef and wine. Today we are working on getting our permits before heading out to Punta del Inca (2,700 m), a small camp at the base of Aconcagua. Lyudmila ...

Go!

First photo report of the team from Sheremetievo airport! ...

First Up on Our List: Argentina

The team will be arriving in Argentina on February 10 to take on Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in South America. They have chosen to take the difficult Polish Glacier Traverse route to the summit. A Bit of Geography Argentina is located in the south of South America, most of the country lying east of the Andes. In South America, only Brazil is larger in terms of area (Argentina – 2,780 sq. km). Argentina is bordered by Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil in the north and northeast, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean in the east, and Chile in the west. The population of Argentina is around 40 million, with nearly 2.8 million living in the capital and largest city, Buenos Aires. The Andes run along the western border of Argentina, passing through Aconcagua in the north down to Patagonia in the south. ...