Dec 18 Aconcagua – Cumbre!!

Fermin reached out by inReach just a little bit ago to let us know the team has summited Aconcagua! Just ahead of some weather moving in. A pre-dawn start is necessary for this, the longest day of the trip. They worked their way up toward the summit, past the wreckage of the old “Independencia Hut,” to a rising traverse that leads into the broad gully known as the “Canaleta.” Depending on conditions, ice axes, crampons and ropes might be necessary along the traverse. Above the Canaleta the team will skirt along the south ridge, with views down the tremendous South Face of the mountain to the final rocky steps up to the summit! Round-trip time can take anywhere from 7-12 hours, depending on conditions. This is a tough, long day.

We will update with more details when we get their dispatch report later today. Good job team!

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  1. Congratulations John, Henry and Milo- we are excited for you and proud of you getting to the summit. We were there vicariously with you.

    Warm regards/Curtis and Stephanie

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