Call from Aconcagua Base Camp!

Lawrence called from the Plaza Argentina base camp this afternoon.  They are all doing great and enjoying the amenities of base camp.  It is a pretty comfortable place with catered meals and a comfortable dining tent.

 

Here’s the call from Lawrence:

Aconcagua base camp 12.3.11

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