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News release: 3 Dec 2005, Where we are going


 

 

 
So where is Aconcagua?

It's in Argentina, very close to the border with Chile about 32 deg 39 South, 70 deg West. In fact it is only about 100Km from Santiago, the capital of Chile but we will be operating entirely in Argentina.

10Km or so south of the mountain is the main highway between Chile and Argentina which means access to the mountain is very easy compared to Nepal where we had to hire huge helicopters at vast expense and dozens of porters just to get anywhere near.

All our kit is going to Buenos Aires. As soon as everything is out of customs and loaded into our two FIAT vans it's a two day drive west to Mendoza, the provincial capital of the area in which we'll be flying.

Mendoza will be our 'Base Camp' where all our kit will be uncrated and prepared before we move up to Puente Del Inca to start flying.

Outdoor sport professionals choose Ferrino to help them meet fresh challenges
 
 
ALPHA emergency parachute
 
 
The FIAT group
 
 
ICARO 2000 Hang Gliding World Champion
 
 
O-ZEE flight suits.  Suppliers of Bar-mitts to the expedition.
 
 
BAILEY AVIATION manufacturers of Paramotors and automotive sport acessories
 
 
Neltec flexible heaters to keep Angelo's nosecone clear
 
 
P&M AVIATION manufacturers of fine microlight Aircraft
 
 
P&M AVIATION manufacturers of fine microlight Aircraft
 
 
PARAMINA; Suppliers of Oxygen equipment to the expedition
 
 
P&M AVIATION; UK dealer for Warp Drive Propellors
 
 
Survival Equipment Services Ltd, Suppliers of ELT to the expedition.
 
 
SKYDRIVE, the UK Distributor of ROTAX engines
 
 
Articole Studios - GRP mouldings
 
 
Alitalia
 
 
FLYCOM Intercom and Radio equipment
 
 
Gerbings heated clothing
 
 
AV8 Systems video gear
 
 
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