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9 Lives & Co. Back in Basecamp

¡Hola Amigos! The team descended from Cólera (19,600ft, 6000m) to Plaza de Mulas (14,300, 4200m) today! That’s a lot of walking downhill. We were greeted by the basecamp staff with congratulations and cheeseburgers with Coca Cola. The team is enjoying showers, espresso, Wi-Fi and all the other amenities that PM has to offer. Tomorrow we’ll be leaving Aconcagua behind and heading back to Mendoza.

9 Lives and Company completes their summit attempt!

9 Lives and Company at Camp Colera

9 Lives and Company calls in an update!

 

Acongasss back in Mendoza

Team Acongasss has returned to Mendoza, and climbers have had a chance to rest and reconnect with friends and family. Thanks for following along with our journey on Aconcagua, and we’ll see you next time.

Surpassed my expectations in every way.  The guides and organization skills were superb.  Even the food was better.  The interaction between base camp and higher camps worked very well.  I can honestly find no weaknesses.

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