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Engineered For Adventure: Aconcagua Expedition

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Created April 4, 2019
In December 2019, the Engineered For Adventure: Aconcagua Expedition will set out to climb the Western Hemisphere’s tallest peak: Aconcagua (22,841′). Headed by expedition leader Sam Chaneles, the team is comprised of engineering students, looking to marry their passion for analytical problem solving with outdoor adventure. Over the course of 2019, the team will prepare for the mountain through rigorous training, both in the gym and in the mountains.

The expedition team will be self-organized, meaning we will not be climbing through a guided service. Our plan is to ascend via the False Polish Traverse Route, starting in the Vacas Valley and traversing around the backside of the mountain to Camp Berlin, whereby we will make our summit attempt. We will then descend from the mountain through the Horcones Valley.

The aim of the expedition is to highlight the similarities between engineering sciences and mountaineering; in the same way that engineers analyze problems, mountaineers analyze risks, formulate contingency plans, and establish meticulous calculations in preparations for their outdoor pursuits. We will be creating a feature length documentary to tell the story, focusing on the narrative of the student in the outdoor arena. 

As college students on a tight budget, self-organizing and self-promoting a high-level expedition, we would love your support in underwriting some of the logistical costs associated with the trip. Some of the large expenses include: 
- Airfare (~$1,500 per person)
- Climbing Permits (~$1,000 per person)
- Filming Equipment (drone, camera microphone, etc.)

All those who donate will receive highlights on the team's website, and large donors can even receive a place on the expedition team's flag and shirts! 

Follow us throughout our training and on the expedition on our Instagram page, @engineeredforadventure!
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Raised by 1 person in 1 month
Created April 4, 2019
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