Our Aconcagua team moved up to Nido de Condores Camp (C2) (5522m/18,117ft) yesterday and are enjoying a rest day today. Here’s team member, Peter Horsman, with today’s dispatch and the plan for the days ahead:
Hey everyone, this is Peter Horsman calling in from the Madison Mountaineering Aconcagua expedition. We are at Camp 2 on Aconcagua at 18,000ft or so (5500m).
Today we are having a really nice rest day. We’ve just been served amazing pizza by Neno and Cacho, who are our Argentinian guides and are amazing. Everything is going really well! The team’s feeling well. It’s a really nice, sunny day here. We’re all feeling the altitude a little bit, but that’s normal at this altitude.
Our plan is to move to Camp 3 tomorrow. And then, hopefully, try for the summit on the 9th, so the day after tomorrow.
Everybody is feeling really strong. Garrett‘s doing well, he’s smiling, cutting the pizza for us! Maybe the whole team can say something like… I don’t know… shout something. “Yee-haw!” That was [garbled] in case you were wondering. “Viva Aconcagua!” Viva Aconcagua, that’s good.
All right, well thank you. You’ll hear more from us tomorrow. Melina, I love you and I’ll see you soon. Bye, bye.
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