COMPLETED DEC. 2005, 2007, 2010
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, and the highest in the southern hemisphere. It is known for its harsh Andes’ winds and bitter cold.
In Dec 2007/8, Pierre Carter and Guy Pitman climbed to the summit to fly from the top. With zero wind, and after numerous attempts Guy decided to return to camp 2, but Pierre waited on the summit and tried to launch in zero wind conditions. As the sun was setting he managed to gain enough airspeed for his glider to fly. He waited on top of the summit for 8 hours. The next day both Pierre and Guy launched from camp 2 and flew up and over Aconcagua, reaching the height of 7600m, a flight that at the time, was believed to never have been done before.
CONTINENT: South America
GPS CO-ORDINATES: S32 39.188 W70 00.719
ALTITUDE: 6959m / 22830 feet
BEST TIME OF YEAR: Dec / Jan / Feb
TIME TO CLIMB: Days - 15/21
FRIENDS: Julia Davies (2005), Guy Pitman (2007/8), Marianne Shwankhart, Guy Hubard, Kyle O'Donahue (2011)
PARAGLIDING: 2 solo flights
TIMES COMPLETED: 2007, 2008, 2011 -Polish Glacier Traverse and Direct Route
Three successful summits.
1996 Dec. - Zebulon Roche and Claire Bernier, from +-6200m.
2007 Dec. - Pierre, flew from the summit.
2007/8 Jan - Pierre and Guy Pitman flying solo flew up and over Aconcagua reaching an Alt. 7600m
2011 Dec - Pierre and Marianne summited, but did not fly due to strong winds, later Pierre in Tandem with Guy Hubard flew from camp 2 at +- 6100m, from the base of the Polish Glacier
2018 Dec - Antoine Girard Flew over Aconcagua reaching an Alt. of +- 7300m
2019 Jan - Jean-Baptiste Chandelier and Gabriel Mazu, flew Dudek single skins from the summit
IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHERS WHO HAVE FLOWN FROM THIS MOUNTAIN PLEASE CONTACT US SO WE MAY UPDATE OUR SITE, THANK YOU