This was a three-week expedition, to the South American Andes, consisting of 11 members. Due to the sheer altitude and bitting cold only 3 of us, me being one of them, reached the summit.
Outside of the Himalayas, Aconcagua at 6,962 m or 22,841 feet is the tallest mountain in the world. We started on 16th of December, 2003 and we reached the summit on 30th December 2003. The summit bid from last camp was a 14 hour push, a very hard day!
Camp 4 at 17,650 ft / 5380 m. By now we had lost more than 50% of our expedition members. One to intense headaches, two to pulmonary edema (water in lungs) one to inability to breath and another to just overall exhaustion and cold.