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  Aconcagua 2004 Dispatch Two


Dispatch Two: Hello from Mendoza, Argentina. Our trip over was uneventful. We were fortunate enough to take the drive from Sanitago Chile where we landed to Mendoza-a 7 hour drive that had over 2 miles of elevation gain. The views were spectacular and we were able to catch a glimspe of Acocnagua. The weather was beautiful and the summit sun swept. Our logistics guy ¨Ricardo¨reports that it has not rained in 5 months in Mendoza so we anticipate rather dry conditions on the mountain. Its either that or it is going to rain for the entire trip!!!! I am hoping for the former vs. the later.

We have timed the trip just right and have run into many of the US based guiding companies. Andy ran into Lee Myers-the team doctor on the Mallory & Irvine Expeditions to Everest just walking down the street. While at dinner, Jeff Justman stopped by and had a beer with us. Jeff is guiding for Mountain Link and it looks as though we will be together on the mountain in some capacity.

Tomorrow it is permits, the all important trip to the grocery store and ten we head to PUente del Inca-our next stop before we hit the trail. More later!!!!!!!!  Matt

 

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