Dec 20 Aconcagua – Camp 1 – Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Jesse, Stephanie, and Curtis! The team has moved up to Camp 1 at 16,300′ (4,970 m). Group gear and food is already stocked at Camp 1 so the team enjoyed light packs as they hiked up to Camp 1. The trail ascends along the side of a steep gully next to a dead glacier covered in rocks. Fields of penitents (tall fins of snow formed by wind and solar radiation) line the gully and a 500’-(160 m)high field guards the access to Camp 1. It’s a beautiful and memorable hike.

Here’s Jesse:


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