Mountain Trip guide Jesse Yon called in from Mendoza, Argentina following the team’s trek out from Aconcagua. They departed the Plaza De Mulas Base Camp early in the morning and hiked south for about 15 miles out the Horcones Valley. The trek took about six hours.
After checking out with the Provincial Park Service, the crew loaded up in a private van for the drive back to Mendoza. We give teams the option of spending the night in Penitentes or rallying back to Mendoza and the guys wanted to spend the first night off the trail in the city.
Once again, we’d like to congratulate the team not only for standing on the summit, but for the manner in which they came together as a team, supporting one another and bonding in a way to make the sum much stronger than the whole of its parts. Expedition climbing is all about teamwork and this team was exceptional in how it developed!