Jack Strickland called in today from the team’s Base Camp at Plaza Argentina, on the east side of Aconcagua. Today was a rest day, spent lounging around Base Camp, resting and acclimatizing. Tomorrow, the plan is to head up the mountain, moving up to sleep at 16,400′ (5000m) at their Camp 1.
The weather has been tough and the forecast looks for more of the same. Jack’s optimism reflects the good spirits of the team as they are ready to make their push up the east flank of South America’s highest mountain.