The Madison Mountaineering Ojos del Salado expedition team enjoyed an active rest day today, making the most of their time waiting out a storm by doing an acclimatization hike, eating good food and soaking in the hot springs! Everyone is in good spirits and looks forward to their next acclimatization climb tomorrow. Expedition leader, Terray Sylvester checks in with today’s dispatch from Laguna Verde:
Hello from Laguna Verde! A storm system has been bringing rain and snow to this zone of the Andes. So today we decided to take an active rest day. We hiked partway up Mulas Muertas Volcano (5910m/19,390ft) this morning, then enjoyed a lunch of steak and guacamole before soaking in the hot springs here in our lakeside camp.
Tomorrow’s forecast looks good for our ascent of Cerro San Francisco (4940m/16,207ft). The team is all well and looking forward to it! We’ll be in touch tomorrow!
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