December 23rd Team Breaking down camp and headed to Plaza de Mulas

This morning we have an ecstatic report from the December 23rd team. They are busy breaking down camp in preparation for the 6,000 ft descent to Plaza de Mulas, where they will find a hot meal and some much deserved rest.  Good work, guys!

Here’s  a report from each member of the team:

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Aconcagua Team at High Camp

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Vinson Team – Back in BC

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