Permits and gear hire sorted. The group have left the lovely city of Mendoza and are now on the 4 hr bus journey to Penitentes (2700 m) where they will spend the night. The trek starts tomorrow to Confluencia (3368m).
The group departed O R Tambo for Sao Paulo yesterday on our hopeless local airline SAA – without Molly’s gear bag. They are now on their way to Buenos Aires and will reach Mendoza this evening. It seems these days that flying has become more of a challenge than mountain climbing.