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Traditional Geocache

Aconcagua

A cache by Aceey
Hidden : 7/14/2014
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the Mountain Man Series. Each cache will require climbing to retrieve. You will need safety equipment and proper knowledge to use such equipment. You are responsible for your own safety and assume all risk involved in geocaching. Do not attempt this cache or any cache that would put you at risk for injury or death.


If you are not comfortable with climbing and are unable to safely make the climb, do not attempt this cache or series. If you do not have a very well trained monkey who can safely retrieve this cache, you may want to find a good Sherpa who might be able to assist you.

Aconcagua - is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres at 22,837 ft. It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, and lies 112 kilometers (70 mi) northwest of its capital, the city of Mendoza. The summit is also located about 5 kilometers from San Juan Province and 15 kilometers from the international border with Chile. Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. It is one of the Seven Summits.

In mountaineering terms, Aconcagua is technically an easy mountain if approached from the north, via the normal route. Aconcagua is arguably the highest non-technical mountain in the world, since the northern route does not absolutely require ropes, axes, and pins. Even if the normal climb is technically easy, multiple casualties occur every year on this mountain (in January 2009 alone five climbers died). This is due to the large numbers of climbers who make the attempt and because many climbers underestimate the objective risks of the elevation and of cold weather, which is the real challenge on this mountain.

 The first recorded ascent was in 1897 by a British expedition led by Edward FitzGerald. The summit was reached by the Swiss guide Matthias Zurbriggen on January 14 and by two other expedition members a few days later.


White Water Canyon operating hours are 6:30 am until 10:30 pm year-round.

“Congratulations to Zuma, Team Honeybunnies, KSpud, Comkelp, and SBC Crew” for being the first to make the ascent of Aconcagua.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ner lbh ernql gb pyvzo Npbapnthn?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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33 Logged Visits

Found it 30     Didn't find it 1     Write note 1     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 10/25/2014 10:33:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:33 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum