Ole ole ole ole…..the Aconcagua amigos tagged the summit yesterday. 14 hours round trip. Not bad for a bunch of ballies!
Heard from Sean this afternoon. The comms have been bad because Sean’s satellite phone was stolen out of his bag on the flight from JHB to Mendoza. Everyone is well and in good spirits. Tomorrow they start pushing up to the next acclimatisation camp. There hasn’t been a summit since Jan 2nd because of hectic […]
Today the team trekked for about 8 hrs to Plaza de Mulas (Base Camp 4200m). During the season, the foot of the mountain is transformed into a little village with hundreds of colourful tents and because it’s easily accessible for transport mules, there are heaps of unexpected luxuries brought in. There’s even an art shop.
The Aconcagua amigos (Sean, Mike Estment, Mario Blazevic and Tony Badenhorst) are now at Confluencia which is 3400m. They will spend two night there acclimatising with a trek today to Ac’s South Face to the French Camp at 4000m. It’s a 15km round trip. The South Face is very dry with constant avalanches and ice […]
Today’s trek involves walking along narrow valley ridges and over rocky sections towards the Moorland zone. The walk becomes steeper and very scenic. Dinner and overnight at Baranco camp (3950m).