Written By: sean on January 7, 2017 No Comment

Sean’s called to say they are on their way back to Base Camp (Plaza de Mulas) and will get there this evening. They will stay at BC tomorrow and head back to Mendoza on Monday.  There is no weather window for the rest of the week.

Written By: sean on January 7, 2017 One Comment

Sean called to say bad weather has moved in so they are heading down.  Will get an update once they’ve reached Base Camp.

Written By: sean on January 6, 2017 No Comment

The team have arrived at Colera where they will spend the night.  They depart for the summit bid at approx 4am tomorrow.

Written By: sean on January 6, 2017 One Comment
Mt Aconcagua – going higher

Hear from Sean last night to say that the weather has been good so far.  Looking on the forecast it looks like the wind picks up quite a bit today so holding thumbs…

Written By: sean on January 5, 2017 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Nido (5500m)

The team will depart Base Camp today and will climb to Nido where they will overnight.  Tomorrow the plan is to climb to Camp Colera (5900m), overnight and then if the weather is good attempt to summit early Saturday morning.

Written By: sean on January 4, 2017 One Comment

Sean called to say they climbed to Camp Nido yesterday and are now recovering at Base Camp for the day.  The wind is blowing hard he said…

Written By: sean on January 2, 2017 No Comment

Today was a rest day at Plaze de Mulas.  Sean called earlier to say they’re all on track and will depart for Camp Nido (5500m) tomorrow.  After reaching Nido they’ll head back down to Base Camp.

Written By: sean on January 2, 2017 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – pics along the way…

Written By: sean on January 1, 2017 2 Comments

Sean just called on the satellite phone to say that everyone is well. They had a hard 10.5 hr round trip to Plaza Francia yesterday and that everyone passed their medical tests with flying colours. The tests were taken at the Aconcagua Park medical tent and were done to make sure everyone is healthy enough […]

Written By: sean on January 1, 2017 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Plaza da Mulas – 4200m

The team will be trekking to Plaza de Mulas (Base Camp 4200m) today. It’s about an 8 hr trek which follows the banks of the river. The walk into BC is long but the terrain is mostly flat until the last hour.

 

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