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South America, Argentina–Central Andes, Aconcogua, Ski Descent and Speed Ascent

Aconcagua, Ski Descent and Speed Ascent. Eric Soulié and I on November 21 had tried to ski down the Glaciar de los Polacos route on Aconcagua. After we had descended 400 meters, we found unskiable ice and so climbed back up to the summit. The next day we skied down the normal route. On November 24 I climbed the normal route to the summit in seven hours from Base Camp and was back there an hour and 50 minutes later. I had climbed 2300 vertical meters.

Yves Astier, Club Alpin Français