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 No 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 No Comment

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.

 

Written By: sean on December 31, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Confluencia – 3368m

After leaving the Penitentes hostel yesterday, the group took a short drive to the Aconcagua Park entrance. Here the permits were checked by the park rangers and then the trek began. It took them about 4 hours to reach camp Confluencia. Mules transported most of their heavy gear. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Confluencia. Tent […]

Written By: sean on December 30, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Penitentes – 2700m

The group left the lovely city of Mendoza yesterday and after a 4 hr bus journey reached Penitentes (2700 m) where they spent last night. The trek starts today to Confluencia (3368m).

 

 

Written By: sean on December 29, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Mendoza

Preparation day in Mendoza – organising gear, carbo loading and resting…

 

 

 

 

 

Written By: sean on December 28, 2016 No Comment
Mt Aconcagua – Mendoza

At Sao Paulo airport

We’ve landed in a rather chilly Mendoza and are on our way to the Executive hotel.  Everyone is in great spirits.

The team!

Looking fresh after 72 hours of transit

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