Thanks again to our current Aconcagua team member Rowena for another great update! They have now reached a height similar to Everest Base Camp carrying gear up the mountain, and returned to Plaza de Mulas BC to sleep-low-climb-high, vital for acclimatization. Last night was their last night at BC however, and they will head high today steadily moving towards the lofty 6,962m summit. Bad weather forecast is for Dec 31 so they’ll see if they can squeeze in a summit before that, if not wait until early 2018! Good luck from all of us!!!
“So what an amazing start to our Aconcagua section of the expedition. Willie wanted me to try a new personal training plan call “the art of suffering”. So bright-eyed and bushy-tailed we set off at 4am for a duel-kit drop-off at Camps 1 and 2 which entailed 1300m of ascent. This provided some spectacular views of the night sky and sunrise before we mad it back to base camp for a very well deserved lunch, shower and best of all … a siesta!
That night we continued our rummy championship where yet again Willie smashed me on points.
Today we had a lazy start, finalizing our kit, as we’re about to start our steady summit bid over the next few days – if we can make it – before the storm hits. Fingers crossed… if not we will wait it out and try again.”