The first Mountain Trip Aconcagua Team is on their way! They met yesterday in Mendoza for a team meeting and gear check, followed by a nice dinner on the town. This morning they grabbed their permits from the Aconcagua Park office, and hopped in the van for the drive up into the heart of the Andes mountains. They arrived this afternoon at the ski lodge at Penitentes where they will spend the night and do the final organization to prepare to trek towards basecamp tomorrow. They’ll load most of their equipment onto mules, and the climbers will carry daypacks for the 3 day trek to basecamp up the Vacas Valley.
Brian called in from Penitentes with the trip dispatch for the day. Click the link below to listen, and we hope to have audio updates every day of the trip, so stay tuned for more!