The three rescue caches

The equipment that Aconcagua Provincial Park had for Search and Rescue in January 2009 was minimal. On a mountain as popular as Aconcagua, which claims to offer Search and Rescue services, rescue equipment needs to be available and accessible at several camps, including high-altitude camps, where it can be permanently stored in caches.

In January 2010, one year after the Aconcagua tragedy, three caches were installed on the mountain with emergency equipment. The three caches are located at Nido de Condores, Refugio Independencia y La Canaleta

NIDO DE CONDORES

2 containers with cable and
1 lock with key and combination
3 emergency blankets
2 bottles of oxygen
1 regulator
5 breather masks
1 bag for carrying oxygen
1 Backboard with straps
1 8mm, 200m rope
3 caribiners
2 locking caribiners
rock gear (for ): 2 pitons, 2 screws, 2 stoppers
1 trauma kit
1 first aid kit: Mountain Medic 2

INDEPENDENCIA

2 containers with cable with
1 lock with key and combination
1 tent
1 sleeping bag
2 mattresses
1 stove
5 gas canisters
1 stove with lid
6 lighters
7 emergency blankets
1 50m, 8ml rope
2 bottles of oxygen
1 regulator
5 breather masks
1 bag for carrying oxygen
1 first aid kit: Guide 1
1 first aid kit: Fundamental
1 sked
2 pickets
gatorade
soup

LA CANALETA

2 containers with cable with
1 lock with key and combination
1 tent
1 sleeping bag
2 mattresses
1 stove
5 gas canisters
1 stove with lid
6 lighters
8 emergency blankets
1 50m, 8ml rope
2 bottles of oxygen
1 regulator
8 breather masks
1 bag for carrying oxygen
1 CPR Rescue mask
1 first aid kit: Guide 1
1 first aid kit: Fundamental
1 sked
2 pickets
gatorade
soup

Thank you to:

-Willie Benegas for creating the cache equipment lists.
-All of the individuals that helped in the installation of these caches
Thank you to the following organizations for their contributions and donations to the caches:

Remote Medical:
University of Utah Outdoor Program
Petzl
Adventure Medical Kits
INKA Expeditions
Grajales Expeditions
El Refugio outdoor store, Mendoza

The foundation is immensely grateful for these donations.

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