January Aconcagua Team Moved to Camp 1

Kelly called in from 16,400′ today, as the team settles in to life at high altitude.  They packed up their tents, supplies and equipment this morning, shouldered their packs and climbed 3000′ above Base Camp.   The route fist climbed up a rocky moraine (the terminus of an old glacier) before entering into a fairly…

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Messages From Aconcagua

Amazing weather and smiles abound here at Plaza Argentina base camp! We had an amazing hike in to this [point, with blue skies every day. In fact this is some of the warmest and nicest conditions many of the porters and guides have seen in a long time. We carried up to Camp 1 two…

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Pictures from the Aconcagua Team

jan-2017-aconcagua-team-at-casa-de-piedraFischer Hazen emailed a couple of pics from the Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. These are from the Casa de Piedra camp, 3000′ below where they are today.

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Jan. Aconcagua Team – Rest Day at BC

David VanWinkle called in from Base Camp, where the team took a rest day today, allowing their bodies to acclimatize to the big jump in altitude from their previous camp (Casa de Piedra), 3000′ below.  They prepped their equipment and supplies for tomorrow’s planned hike to Camp 1, at over 16,000′.  We call tomorrow’s hike…

January Aconcagua Team Reaches Base Camp

Sam Mangum called in a dispatch from Base Camp.  Her first post was cut off, but she called in a second one, which gives us some more insight into how the expedition is going.  There’s noting a guide service likes to hear more than, “This is the best expedition I’ve ever been on!” Her second…

VINSON TEAM HEADED HOME

It’s been a whirlwind of activity the past few days for the Vinson team. Congrats to Tom and Lloyd; Tom reached the summit of Vinson Massif and Lloyd topped out on the ridge just below the summit. The team headed back to High Camp, then quickly down to Base Camp. They were trying to stay…