Yesterday our team had a successful ascent to Camp 1 at an elevation of 16,100′ on Aconcagua following Saturday’s carry of food and gear up the mountain. With clear skies and little to no wind our team is enjoying the beautiful weather and spectacular views. All climbers are in great condition and ready to continue the exciting climb all the way to the 22,837′ summit of the Aconcagua, also known as the ‘Stone Sentinel’. After setting up camp Audrey, Bernd, Ginna, Linda, Walter, Peter, Weny, and Garrett enjoyed an afternoon siesta with gorgeous views to the west looking over Chile as the sun went down. The weather appears to be clear for a great shot at a successful summit in the days to come!
Tomorrow our climbing team will complete a carry to Camp 2 at an elevation of 18,00′ with the estimated summit day in 3-4 days. To the top!
Audio dispatch from expedition leader Garrett Madison:
Mountain life on the ascent!
Wildlife sighting days earlier while enroute to Aconcagua! ‘South American Fox (photo by Bernd)’
Blue skies and moderate wind as our Aconcagua team makes the ascent of the highest mountain in the western hemisphere!
Onward and upward!