The team descended to the Plaza de Mulas basecamp today, dropping nearly 6000 ft of elevation into the warm thick air of the lower mountain. Basecamp is quite comfortable with great food and pizza that tastes especially good after being up high on Aconcagua for several days. They are all enjoying the time at base camp and will hike out the final 16 miles to the trailhead and spend tomorrow night at the ski lodge at Penitentes again, where they stayed on the way into the mountain. Congratulations to all the team for a job well done!
Here’s Brian checking in this evening from Plaza de Mulas base camp.