Back down to high camp

They are back to the comfort of their tents at high camp after a wonderful windy summit day.   They’ll eat some dinner, drink lots of water and hot drinks to replenish themselves after a 12+ hour day, and get a good night sleep.   Tomorrow they’ll descend to the luxuries of the Plaza de Mulas base…


Aconcagua Jan 23 Team – ON THE SUMMIT!



The team called in from the top of South America!  The sattelites dropped the call mid-message from Chris, wishing his wife a happy wedding anniversary, but I’m going to leave the post as is, because it if full of exaltation and love.

Great job everyone!


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Aconcagua Summit Day (2)

The team is making great progress as Jacob called in from their first big food and water break at the old “Independencia Hut” along the route to the summit.   Don’t be fooled by the “Hut” in the name, it is a tiny falling down shelter, but a landmark along the route and a good place…

Going for the Summit!!

Jacob called in early this morning as they were finishing breakfast and preparing for their pre-dawn start to the summit!   It is a great morning and everyone is feeling good, so they have high hopes for today.   They’ll continue to check in today, and we hope to get a call from the summit this afternoon.…

Rest Day at Camp 2 Aconcagua

Here’s Steve calling in after a nice leisurely rest and acclimatization day at 18,000 ft, Camp 2.   They slept in this morning, and enjoyed a relaxing day while the guides carried loads of food and fuel up to stock their high camp where they plan to move tomorrow.  It was another nice day with some…

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Aconcagua Camp 2

Well it sounds like they are having a good time still up there on Aconcagua.  They moved up to Camp 2 today, and Richie still had the energy to have a good time with his turn to call in the dispatch.   If anyone can translate, please add comments below, although maybe it’s better you don’t.   …