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About the Author

Secor has climbed Denali and more than 250 peaks in the High Sierra range, as well as Mexico's volcanoes, Aconcagua, the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges.

Hopkins is a leader of natural history travel voyages worldwide and runs a geology and natural history photography business.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2nd ed. edition (August 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898866693
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898866698
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a good intro to Aconcagua (history, geography, etc), it helps plan a trip with good tips on preparation and local arrangements. However, it does not spend enough time describing the trails and the difficulties of each route. Even the normal route, the most popular one, is not described in depth.
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Anyone thinking about this climb should get this book. It, along with the video that's also available from amazon.com, make a good combination to get you mentally prepared for Aconcagua.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Secor's guide. I read it before climbing Aconcagua and when I was on the mountain I felt as if I had already been there because of the accurate description in the book. The book has also good general advice on equipment, guides, weather, and acclimatization. Definitely a good companion for a wonderful adventure.
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Aconcagua is one of the more accessible of the 7,000 metre peaks of the world. As such, it attracts a large number of trekkers as well as climbers each year. Some of them also die on the mountain in bad years.

While most novice climbers will probably go with one of the recognised climbing companies from Mendoza, a guide such as this excellent volume is an essential requirement in understanding and planning a climb of Aconcagua.
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I found this book a total waste of money, starting from totally useless route descriptions with incorrect altitudes of the camps and non-existing penitentes fields featured in them and finishing with an awfully bad and old photos. Basically, one will gain more by doing search for your planned route on Google.
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