Aconcagua 2016︱Penitentes again

Down to Penitentes Yesterday we trekked from Plaza de Mulas down to Penitentes. It was incredibly warm and the eight hours of walking really took it out of the entire team. However, we are all excited about being down and now look forward to some comfort and...

Aconcagua 2016︱Summit Success!

Aconcagua Summit Success! Fantastic news that Ed made it up to the summit yesterday – well done Ed! And Dave, not far behind, made it all the way up to La Caneleta and opted to turn around there. They will move down to Plaza de Mulas and follow Ronnie, Rachel and...

Aconcagua 2016︱Summit Day!

Aconcagua Summit Day After the team spent the night at Camp 3, Rachel and Daniel opted not to go for the summit and today Ronnie guided them down to Plaza de Mulas at 4,250 metres. They are all well and doing fine. Meantime, Ed and Dave left for the summit at 4 am...

Aconcagua 2016︱Camp 2

Camp 2: 5,500 metres It was a difficult trip up to Camp 2 yesterday with howling winds and an outside temperature of -5 ˚C without the wind chill. Last night was even colder with -10 ˚C inside the tents! All in all, this is a tough season with low temperatures and...

Aconcagua 2016︱Camp 1

Camp 1: 5,000 metres After dropping off gear yesterday, the team moved up to Camp 1 to set up camp today. After a bit of a breather, they prepare gear for a carry up to Camp 2 tomorrow. UPDATE 13 JAN: The team opted to take a further rest day at base camp after their...