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Update Aconcagua

The team departed Mendoza Friday bound for Penitentes. The CWVC Aconcagua Challenge team spent the night at the ski resort at nearly 8500’ last night, so this move up by mini bus is an important acclimatization day and night for them. As you can see from the photos with water bottles in hand, they are […]

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Aconcagua Summit…24 Hours and Counting

Here’s a quick report from Team CWVC to get everyone up-to-speed on the Aconcagua Summit Challenge. Sunday was the initial travel day with some unfortunate results. It was a rough travel start for our team, according to Pete Quintanilla, Team Leader… Four hour delay in Tampa (missed all international connections) Good news: The guys did […]

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Aconcagua Meet the Team (Part 5)

Josh is one of our new CWVC Warriors and is attempting his first Challenge.  And it’s a good sized one at that – Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.  This is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres and is considered one of the more difficult Summits to climb due to the high altitude and […]

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Aconcagua Meet The Team (Part 2)

In yesterday’s blog I shared some thoughts concerning the upcoming Mt. Aconcagua Summit Challenge. In February a team of 9 combat wounded and injured military veterans, along with support staff and experienced guides will attempt to climb one of the Seven Summits of the world – Aconcagua in Argentina. It is the second highest of […]

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Aconcagua On My Mind

When attempting to steal a glimpse into the heart of the warrior and examine what makes him tick, what drives him to subject himself over and over again to the harsh conditions of the world, we find ourselves marred with the sweat and dust and blood that accompanies the obstacle course he has built to […]

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Combat Wounded Veteran Aconcagua Challenge

Where is Aconcagua? According to Wikipedia,  “Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres at 6,960.8 metres (22,837 ft).  It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, and lies 112 kilometres (70 mi) northwest of its capital, the city of Mendoza. The summit is also located about 5 […]

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What are the Seven Summits?

The Seven Summits are a group of peaks composed of each of the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents. The Seven Summits consist of: Asia: Mount Everest Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is the Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur section […]

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