I´m sitting at Plaza de Mulas, which is the base camp on the other side of the mountain enjoying a cold Andes cerveza and reflecting on our group´s trip to Aconcagua so far.
We reached the summit of Aconcagua – 22,841ft yesterday just after 4pm local time. It sure was a long and hard day. It took us just over 12hrs round trip, and was far from the “easy“ walkup that a lot of arm chair climbers call it. We nearly watched a guy die from cerebral edema, and another Thai climber had perished on the summit a week prior.
7 of the people from our group made it, and we´re all in good spirits.- It was a hard climb, but we´re all in good spirits down here at base camp. Two folks left our group shortly after base camp, and another was turned around prior to Camp 3 which was nearly 20,000ft after leaving camp 2 which was about 18,000ft.
Anyway, my time is nearly up on this computer. I´ll update when i get back to Mendoza in two days. I love everyone, and can`t wait to see everybody again real soon.
We made it!!
3 thoughts on “Great Success!!!”
Congratulations and well done!!
Way to go! We are so thrilled for you. Be extra careful coming down. We love you tons.
Way to go B! Can't wait to hear all about the trip.