Aconcagua Team – Hanging Tough at Camp 2

The team called from Camp 2 today, after they took another rest/weather day.  The temperatures has been incredibly cold for Aconcagua, and while the team is happy and healthy, the tone in their voices belies the challenge that they are enduring, high on the flank of a cold mountain.

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Aconcagua Team – Weather Day at Camp 1

The weather that moved in yesterday has settled in on the team, with high wind and very cold temperatures.  The team spent the day watching snow blow past their tents, and hoping for a break in the weather. Although the distance is relatively short to their next camp, the prospect of traveling through the valley…

Aconcagua Team is at Camp 1!

Today, the team moved up to Camp 1, at close to 16,500′ of elevation.  They made good time, climbing under clear skies and no real wind. The route commenced with steep climb up a rocky moraine, and followed an old glacier for the first few hours of their ascent.  There was some steep sections to…

Aconcagua Team – Rest Day at Base Camp

The team called in after a rest and acclimatization day at their Base Camp, Plaza Argentina.  The altitude gain from their last camp on the approach to the elevation of their next camp is over 6,000′, so we planned to take two rest and acclimatization days at Base Camp. They finalized packing for the upper…

Aconcagua Team Carried Supplies to Camp 1

The team called in an update from Plaza Argentina, but unfortunately, it was cut off before everyone could say hello.  Satellite phones don’t always work as well as they do in the movies… Today, they loaded up their packs with supplies and headed up close to 3000′ to the site of their Camp 1.  This…

REST DAY AT PLAZA ARGENTINA

Unfortunately today’s report was cut a bit short, but we are able to hear from both Peter and Andrew. It sounds like they are disputing the label of “rest” day as it was a busy day packing and planning for the move to Camp 1. But I do hear a note of humor in their…