One of the seven

After having hung around in Plaza Argentina, the eastern base camp of Aconcagua in around 4200 metres, it was now time to begin working on the task we had travelled this far to fulfil, the climb of the highest mountain of the continent. We had planned to climb the mountain by the Polish Direct route, an ice face with an inclination of up to 55 or, if necessary, be content with the Polish Glacier Normal route. During the climb we were to establish two camps in 5100m and 5950m, and thus our first goal was to establish Camp 1.