We have just arrived in Plaza Argentina base camp (14,000′) after the three day trek from the trail head, and are happy to be here, after having said good bye to our team of Arrieros and mules. It’s a very social environment, with some other climbers that we know from previous expeditions / climbs. Our base camp is appointed with a large dining tent for our group. Lucky for us our outfitter is taking good care of us in base camp with three hearty meals a day, we might even decide to take showers tomorrow if it’s not too chilly. We plan to rest tomorrow and organize our food and equipment for the carries to the high camps. Nestled here on the edge of the glacial moraine, we have a view of the false summit, and can see much of our route ahead.