Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Aconcagua climb. We had a great first day heading from Penitentes up to our first camp on the trek to base camp at Confluencia.
We left the Ayleen Hotel this morning at about 9:00 AM and then travelled to the cemetery to pay our respects to the Aconcagua climbers and then up to the Los Horcones trailhead and started trekking. We had lunch along the way and arrived Confluencia camp in the afternoon.
We had a great barbeque dinner here at Confluencia camp – wonderful meat, vegetables, and fresh bread. Tomorrow our plan is to take a rest day here and do an acclimatization hike up to Plaza Francia and back.
The weather is great here in Argentina — sunny skies and calm weather. So, we’re having a great time. All’s well on Aconcagua. We’ll check in soon. Thanks!
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