Hi, This is Max Kausch writing a dispatch for the February SummitClimb
Aconcagua Expedition. Today is Saturday February 08th and the weather is
perfect! We had 3 consecutive days of perfect weather on Aconcagua!
Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Gyan Kapur who had a health problem and
had to leave, weŽll miss him very much! Before he left we managed to reach
Plaza Francia which is the basecamp at the South Face of Aconcagua. What a
The approach to Plaza de Mulas (Normal RouteŽs BC) was ok. The 18 mile walk
went very smooth and a very light cold breeze kept us from cooking under the
Today is our rest day at BC and we start carrying equipment up the mountain
tomorrow morning. Our expected summit day for the normal route team is around
the 18th of February.
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