A quick update on the December 17 Aconcagua team: They left High Camp at 6:00 a.m. this morning, and when we last heard from the at 8:00 a.m. (MST) they still had a couple of hours to go until they reached the summit at 22,841′! We’re hoping that the team will call in a dispatch…Details
Jae Brewen called in from darn near 20,000 feet on the north ridge of Aconcagua this evening. The team pushed up to their High Camp in advance of what looks like a substantial increase in winds. The weather today was what we call “splitter,” meaning, well – prefect. The forecasts all align and show an…Details
Climber Marcin Wlodarczyk called in an update for the Mountain Trip Decemeber 17 Aconcagua team, who plan to head up to High Camp from Camp Two on the route. Camp Two, also known as “Helicopter Camp,” features awe-inspiring views, including the summit of Cerro Ameghino just to the east, and to the north, the 22,000…Details
Petra Campher called in from 18,000 feet (5500m) on Aconcagua. The team moved up today from their Camp 1, roughly 1400′ below. Everyone is doing great and the team has been working great together. Today’s climb started with a hop across a creek and trended up via a traverse that climbed out of a large…Details
The team is doing great and continue to enjoy beautiful weather on their climb! Today they carried a load of food and gear up to Camp 2 where they took a lunch break and then returned to Camp 1 for another night. The goal of these climbs is primarily to acclimatize and prepare for moving…Details
Mountain Trip guide Jason Denley called in from Camp 1 at 16,400′ on the flank of South America’s tallest mountain. The team made good time as they climbed up a rocky moraine and across an old glacier that once moved material from the eastern side of Aconcagua. Everyone is now tucked into camp, after a…Details
A nice Christmas Eve dinner at Aconcagua Base Camp. Everyone is doing great and looking forward to climbing to Camp 1 tomorrow.
Here’s Elna with the evening dispatch and sending love to family and friends at home.
Everyone is back in camp and doing great after making their first climb above basecamp today. They loaded up their packs with some extra gear and food and carried loads up to Camp 1 at 16,300 ft. There they cached the pile of stuff and returned to basecamp to spend another couple of nights acclimating…
Climber Dean Stoios called in an update for the Mountain Trip December 17th Aoncagua team, who amid laughs seem to be having no fun at all at their Base Camp at Plaza Argentina. The team enjoyed a rest day yesterday, complete with several great meals to refuel their tanks for a few challenging days on…
Here’s Elna with the evening expedition dispatch from the Plaza Argentina basecamp.