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Polish Glacier -

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Submitted by: vertx on 2003-08-27
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Route ID: 39742

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: jim23 on 1998-02-15 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Solo attempt to Camp II (5900M)

I pursued a solo, unsupported expedition over 17 days, getting up to Camp II at foot of Polish glacier. I used a three season tent as my base camp tent at Plaza Argentina, then dug a snow trench w/tarp roof at Camp I, a cave at Amegino Col, and finally a cave at Camp II (it was a heavy snow year).

After moving up to my stocked cave at Camp II, well-acclimitized and healthy, my fuel would no longer burn in my stove (impurities?) and a storm came in. I rapidly broke camp and fled to the safety of a friend's tent at Camp I, and resigned myself to ending the attempt. It was for the best as the mountain was socked in for several days. I met no one who succeeded in summitting on this trip, and only heard of one rumored success during the month i was there. Tough luck! hope to return someday soon!

Make sure you get the best gas you can get in Mendoza- filter it, or maybe use a cartridge stove. I was using an MSR XGKII model with white gas purchased from a hardware store in mendoza- can't recall the specific shop...

Added: 2006-11-17