Our 2022 Aconcagua expedition is underway and the team hiked up to the first camp today. Expedition leader Garrett Madison reports in via sat phone from Confluencia Camp in the Horcones Valley of Aconcagua:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Aconcagua expedition. Today’s January 31st.
Today we started our expedition. We trekked in from the Horcones trailhead to Confluencia Camp (3436m/11,273ft) in the Horcones Valley. Today was hot and sunny with a little bit of windy and we arrived in Confluencia Camp in the afternoon, had a nice snack, put up our tents, and then had a great dinner of Argentine beef and wine.
So, everybody’s doing well and happy to be up in the mountains. Expedition is underway and all is well. We’ll check in soon, thanks!
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