Tag: Aconcagua

Aconcagua: Team Cupcake Pony Starts their Descent


Aconcagua: Team Cupcake Pony Arrives at Colera and Prepares for a Summit Attempt


Aconcagua: Team Cupcake Pony Takes a Rest Day


Aconcagua: Team Cupcake Pony Continues Their Progress


Aconcagua: Team Cupcake Pony Reaches Camp Canada


Aconcagua: Cupcake Pony Takes a Rest Day

Our team enjoyed our last rest day in Plaza de Mulas. We finished prepping our gear for the upper mountain, ate a couple more delicious base camp three course meals, and took last hot showers. Tomorrow we begin the upper … Continue reading

Aconcagua: Cupcake Pony Hikes to Canada

Team Cupcake Pony made an acclimatization hike to our first upper mountain camp today. We hiked in the sunniest weather we have had since arriving at Plaza de Mulas. The entire team continues to gain strength at elevation. We will … Continue reading

Aconcagua: Cupcake Pony Climbs Bonete

Team Cupcake Pony summited Bonete today! Temperatures were chilly, but we were treated to spectacular views with a layer of fresh snow across the surrounding peaks. The team did well and we keep progressing in our acclimatization. We returned to … Continue reading

Aconcagua: Team Cupcake Pony Takes a Rest Day at Mulas

Team Cupcake Pony enjoyed a well deserved rest day at Plaza de Mulas. Rest day activities included hot showers, reading, hydrating, and lots of eating. Snow fell at camp today and on the surrounding peaks. Tomorrow we hike to Cerro … Continue reading

Aconcagua: Team Cupcake Pony Arrives at Plaza de Mulas

Today Team Cupcake Pony made the long journey to Plaza de Mulas. We once again enjoyed excellent weather and the entire team did really well! This is a big altitude transition point for us, so we will spend a total … Continue reading

Aconcagua BLOG

  • Is My Training Working?

    Is my training working? Whether explicitly spoken or implied, this is the question many climbers ask of themselves, their friends, and perhaps their guides. At Alpine Ascents, we hear this question weekly. While the best answer to this question requires a comprehensive understanding of you and your objective, there are simpler ways to get a […]

  • Not on the Gear List, But in our Backpacks

    Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains, not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]

  • Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

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