December 8 Update for Team Do Your Vacas Come Con Gas?

Hello Freinds and Family,

Yeaterday the team spent the day getting well deserved rest at Plaza Argentina. There is unbelievable service here for how remote and rugged the location is.

Aconcagua has a rich mountain culture that is something to admire. I have shared a photo below of the staff at P.A. eating their dinner after their days work. It describes the familial nature very well. Always smiling and “other” focused. We are in gratitude for them!

Today, our team carried loads to Campo Uno at 16,300’, making the round trip from base camp in just under eight hours. A busy day and our first taste of the upper mountain. Dinner was traditional asado and was amazing.

Tomorrow we will rest again before committing to the upper mountain.

Stay tuned for more.

-Evan Miller, AAI

inReach Message from Summit Seduction Squad — waiting out weather at Camp 2

Hello everyone! The Summit Seduction Squad reporting from Aconcagua normal route camp 2. Today we took extra day weather reasons. If conditions get better tomorrow we'll be moving to camp 3, hopefully next early morning we begin our summit push. Keep tuned!

Summit Seduction Squad arrives at Camp 2!

Juan and the team called in with a report from Camp 2. They are feeling strong! The satellite phone connection did not allow for a full transcription of the report. Stay tuned.

Dec 2 – Vacas Valley – Team Do your Vacas Come Con Gas December 6 Update

Greeting Family and Friends- Our team woke in the dark this morning to tear down camp, pack for the mules and begin our final leg of the trek to the base camp, Plaza Argentina @ 13,700’. For our first experience of the day the “arrieros” or muleteers ferried us across an icy Vacas river and we all had a good laugh when one of the mules decided to run away down the valley. We then spent a beautiful day hiking up the Relinchos valley, with cool temps and light winds, gaining over 3000 feet of elevation in just about six hours. Upon arrival we were greeted with a nice reception of cheeses and bread and then oriented towards the goals for our time at basecamp over dinner. The dining staff also baked a cake for our climber Sarkis who turned 37 today. We sang happy birthday and enjoyed sharing highlights from our day. It’s a chilly evening and the team is resting in their tents, excited for tomorrow’s rest day and a second round of showers. Life is good at base camp. Stay tuned for more updates on the teams progress. Buena noche, Evan Miller Alpine Ascents Lead Guide

Summit Seduction Squad to Camp 2!

All is well for the Summit Seduction Squad as they gear up for the move to Camp 2!

It was an extremely professionally arranged expedition. I could not find fault with any aspect of our trip. We summited; made good friends; came back safely. Excellent guides who could not have worked harder. Correct balance number of clients. Good quality hired equipment.

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