Aconcagua Team Carry to Camp 1

Our Aconcagua team climbed up to Camp 1 today at over 16,000 ft, they cached some gear up there and returned to basecamp for another delicious dinner.  Today they started the process of “climbing high and sleeping low” where they’ll climb up to increasingly higher altitudes to stimulate acclimatization.  Everyone did great today climbing up…

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Photos from the Aconcagua Team

Plaza Argentina is quite a comfortable landing spot for the climbers, and one of the perks of being at Plaza Argentina is intermittent cell service. Fermin took advantage of service to shoot us a few photos from the previous days. Enjoy!!

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Rest Day at Plaza Argentina

Marty called in a jolly report today from Base Camp at Plaza Argentina. The team rested, relaxed, and organized their equipment to make the push up the mountain. Marty reports that the winds are calm and the skies clear, wonderful conditions. The plan is to move a load of equipment and supplies to Camp 1…

January Vinson Team Moves to High Camp

The weather gods were smiling down on the team today, gifting a day for the record books: warm, calm, and sunny. Under these brilliant conditions the team moved from Camp 1 up to High Camp at 12,000′. Daniel reports that the team is feeling good and everyone did well on the move. Daniel and crew…

January 2020 Aconcagua Team – At Base Camp!

Great update today from Marty Keogh and Will Devries, who has continued with his theme of listing misfortunes seen along the trail (Mark – I totally know what plant you you intimately discovered today… I feel for you!). Today, the crew departed Casa de Piedra at an elevation of about 10,000′ and crossed the Vacas…

January Aconcagua Team Is On The Approach

Will Devries called in the team’s first dispatch from the field!  Expedition climbing is never dull (well – sometimes it can be!), and we really appreciate Will sharing some of the… less romantic aspects of expedition life. The team had a nice breakfast at Penitentes before loading up and driving a short ways to the…

Vinson Team At BaseCamp

The Mountain Trip Vinson Team made it to basecamp today! They caught a break in the weather and the ski-equipped twin otter planes flew them from their temporary home at Union Glacier to the base camp at the foot of Mount Vinson at just over 7000 ft. The views from this camp are spectacular as…