Departed 20th January 2018
Expedition Leader: John Walker
SUMMIT SUCCESS! Congratulations to the team on reaching the summit of Aconcagua today. They enjoyed perfect conditions on the mountain, but it was still a very challenging day. Mary decided to stop at the top camp whilst the rest of the team continued to the top, so a fantastic effort all round. The team are all down at high camp this evening, and will continue down to base camp tomorrow.
John called today after a tough day moving up to Camp Colera, but they are all there safely and plan to make a bid for the summit tomorrow.
The team have now moved up to Camp 3 Guancos. The weather so far has been really kind to the group and they are hoping that it continues through to summit day. A rest day is planned for tomorrow before heading up to Camp Colera. Initial thoughts are to go for the summit the following day (4th Feb), but John said he will wait and see how people are feeling after moving up to Colera.
John called to say that the team are enjoying their time and the food at base camp. They have completed the Dr’s checks then their carry to Camp 1 before returning to BC for a rest day. The team have now moved up to camp 1.
John called to say they are trekking to base camp today. It has been very hot the last couple of days, but the team are doing well and have enjoyed the BBQ’s by the Muleteers at Pampa de Lenas and Casa de Piedra.
The team had an eventful arrival into Mendoza with a couple of bags going missing with the airline, but thankfully they did turn up before the team had to depart for Penitentes. After obtaining their climbing permits and purchasing the extra food need for the trip the team jumped onto the bus for the 3 hour journey to Penitentes.