The Madison Mountaineering Ojos del Salado expedition team completed their first carry up to camp 1 today, touching 20,000 feet and returning to their base camp. Tomorrow, the team plans to move up to Camp 1, and hopefully make their summit push the following day! Expedition leader, Terray Sylvester checks in with another brief update from Atacama Camp:
Hello from Ojos del Salado Base Camp (5251m/17,227ft)! Today we hiked above Tejos Hut (Camp 1) while acclimatizing for our summit push. Since we’re currently able to drive to about 19,000′, we touched 20,000′ during our hike today then returned to our base camp at the Atacama Hut. We had a lunch of seafood soup and are relaxing until dinner.
All is well here. We’ll be in touch tomorrow!
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