Aconcagua expedition departed 29th December 2018
Leader: Jude Work
Summit Success today. We received a message late last night from Jude to say Ryan and herself reached the summit. The team delayed their start by an hour an a half due to very strong winds, Felicia decided to turn round half an hour into the summit bid and Tom an hour after leving camp. Eventually the winds subsided and the day turned out to be a stunner with clear skies and low winds. Today the team will descend to the comforts of Plaza de Mulas before trekking out to Penitentes on the 17th Jan.
The team are in good spirits and are moving up to Camp Colera today, ready for their summit attempt tomorrow.
The team are doing well and are going for an acclimatisation walk today.
Jude called this afternoon to check the weather forecast. It’s been pretty windy at Camp 1 overnight and they are moving up to Camp 3 Guanacos today, keeping a close eye on the weather for their summit window.
The team have made their first succesful load carry to camp 1 and will be moving up to Camp 1 tomorrow.
Jude and the team arrived at base camp yesterday. They are having a rest day today and will then start their load carries to Camp 1 tomorrow.
Jude and the team have started the trek in to base camp today.
The team are all ready for the off. Ian’s bag arrived this monring much to his delight! Excited to be starting!