Plaza de Mulas Base Camp!

Plaza de Mulas base camp

Today the Aconcagua team completed the trek in by hiking from Confluencia Camp (3436m/11,273ft) to Plaza de Mulas base camp (4367m/14,327ft).  Here’s team member, Peter Horsman, taking full advantage of the base camp Wi-Fi to provide today’s dispatch:

Hello, this is Peter Horsman calling in from the Madison Mountaineering Aconcagua expedition!

We are here at base camp at Plaza de Mulas.  It is a beautiful day.  We had a great hike up from the first camp and everyone is doing really well.  We have a really strong team with a lot of fun and some experience, as well.  We just saw, just a stunning sunset on Mount Aconcagua.

It’s really nice to be here, we have great food, and, of course we have a great guide team with Garrett but also with Cacho and Neno, two local Argentinian guides who are really, really good people.

So yeah, we’re very excited and looking forward to the days ahead.  Looks like tomorrow we’ll have a well-deserved rest day!


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