MOUNT ACONCAGUA

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

COUNTRY: Argentina

SUMMIT: Aconcagua

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

                                   Weeks- 3

 

7SUMMITS7FLIGHTS

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. 

PARAGLIDING HISTORY:

  • 1996 DEC.  -  Zebulon Roche and Claire Bernier, from +-6200m.

  • 2007 Dec. - Pierre

  • 2007/8 Dec Pierre and Guy Pitman solo up and over Aconcagua

  • 2011 Dec - Pierre in Tandem with Guy Hubard from camp 2 at +- 6100m

  • 2018 Dec - Antoine Girard - Flew over Aconcagua +- 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