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  SummitClimb Aconcagua February 2009


6 February, 2009 : Team in basecamp. Moving up to camp 1.

Hi, this is the SummitClimb February Aconcagua team calling in with a dispatch for the 6th.

We wanted to tell everyone that we reached basecamp on the 5th. Everyone is feeling good and healthy. Today we took a rest day here at basecamp.

Tomorrow on Saturday the 7th we plan on doing our first carry to camp 1. We’ll climb up to that location, drop equipment and then come back down to basecamp. On the following day, Sunday, we plan to take another rest day in preparation for going to the upper mountain next week.

It’s supposed to be a little bit windy Saturday and Sunday, which works well with our plan. We can supply our camps during the windy spells and come down here to rest in basecamp while the wind blows itself out.  We’ll be going up next week to do some more work on the mountain.

We’ll give you a call back and update you soon. Thanks for following along our expedition. Bye, bye.

Plaza Argentina, our basecamp for both routes, is located at 4200 meters/13,800 feet (Otto Sluiter). 
 

1 February 2009

Hola from Mendoza,

The February SummitClimb Aconcagua Expedition is underway with all the teams arrival in Argentina. Tonight we are having a team meeting and welcome asado or barbeque in the hotel. The weather has been extremely nice so far in Mendoza with very warm and mild weather. We will be gaining our permits tomorrow morning and then taking our private transport to our hotel in Pentitentes tomorrow at 2 pm. There we will relax, repack a few things and then enjoy some nice pizza and beds for the last night for a couple weeks. Our plan is to start hiking on the morning of the 3rd approximately 4 hours to the Pampa de las Lenas campsite. We will update you upon reaching basecamp on the 5th and let everyone know how the team is doing.

  • Ms. Janine Ardohain-USA
  • Artur Olender-Poland
  • Gerald Silliman-USA
  • John Hansen-USA
  • Ed Culbertson-USA
  • Steve West-USA
  • Ryan Waters-Leader-USA
  • Dave Elmore-Leader-USA
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