Trip Reports

Aconcagua Team down to base camp

Jacob called this afternoon from the Plaza de Mulas base camp after descending this morning from high camp.  The descent is almost 6000 ft down the giant hill of scree (loose gravel/rock) that is the “Normal Route” on Aconcagua.  Tomorrow they’ll get up early one last time to begin the hike out the Horcones Valley…

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 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.…