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
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
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