JANUARY 13TH TEAM MOVED TO CAMP 1

Mike called an update on the team’s progress today. The climbers ascended approximately 2,000 feet from Base Camp to Camp 1 in 4 hours. It sounds like it got a bit windy as they approached the col just before Camp 1, but they are in camp, safe and sound.

Here’s Mike:

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Heading to Camp 1

The guys are heading up the hill to Camp 1 at about 16,500 ft this morning.   Todd called in a dispatch from base camp before heading out.   It’s getting a bit windy, but that’s to be expected on Aconcagua, and they plan to spend a few days at Camp 1 acclimatizing and waiting for winds…

Windy Day at Camp 2

Duncan called in from a windy camp 2 today.  It is a planned rest day, but they wouldn’t have been climbing up any higher today either way due to the winds.   It is forecasted to be quite windy for a few days, so they are prepared to sit it out and wait for better weather…

Duncan and Jacob at Camp 2

Duncan called in this evening after moving up to Camp 2 at over 16,000 ft!  They are doing great and seem to be enjoying the whole mountain scene.   They’ll carry up to their high camp tomorrow and then back down to Camp 2 for another night.   Here’s the call from Camp 2:

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