December 16 Aconcagua Team moved to Camp 2

Rene called in yet another very nice post, this one from “Chopper Camp,” located at about 18,000′ on the east side of Aconcagua.  They made good time and moved up to camp in about three hours.  The weather was absolutely perfect, with warm temperatures and not a breath of wind.

Here’s Rene!

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Rene Calls in from Camp 1 on Aconcagua

Rene, Nigel and Fermin are all tucked into their tents at 16,400′ on the east side of Aconcagua this evening.  The satellite phone transmission was unfortunately interrupted as Rene was describing the tasty dinner of chicken, beef and vegetable tacos that Fermin prepared for this, their Christmas Eve on the mountain. The team made good…

Rene and Nigel at Base Camp

Rene called in another very nice post from the Plaza Argentina Base Camp, in what sounds like lovely weather!  By all accounts, they are doing great and having a great time as they finish up the first portion of their Aconcagua expedition. Today was a planned rest and acclimatization day, after having made a foray…