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Normal Route Team 3 arrives in Penitentes

Today our team moved up from Mendoza to Penitentes. We had a quick stop in Puqios to unload all of our expedition gear to be loaded on the mules. Tomorrow we begin our trek into Confluencia and everyone is very excited to get going!

-Bryce

Aconcagua Normal Route Team 3 Arrives

Guides: Bryce Hill, Rachel Molstad, Victor Aristiaran

Climbers: Paul Tuck, Howard Rowe, Cheryl Boucher, Austin Cooper, Kieran Andrew Lilley, Michael MicGuines, Sven Borho, Imre Jeszek, Kyle Farrar, Cameron Hamidi

Hello,

The Aconcongua Normal Route Team 3 Expedition has officially started! Everyone has safely arrived in Mendoza and is ready to go. We kicked off our expedition with a gear check, a briefing of our trip, and a wonderful dinner at La Lucia last night. Today (12/17) we are leaving Mendoza and heading towards the mountains. We will be doing our finally preparations for the trip this evening and staying in Penitentes tonight which is right outside Parque Provinicial Aconcagua. Everyone is doing great and is excited to begin our adventure!

-Bryce Hill

The expedition was well managed and guided. All 3 guides did an excellent job above all Lakpa who went out of his way to help us out with our miscellaneous issues.

Aconcagua at sunset. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
One of the many river crossings, aided by our 4-legged friends. Photo: Pablo Betancourt.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Base Camp at night. Photo: Pablo Betancourt.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
View of Camp 1 nestled into some rock wind walls. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Climbers heading to High Camp. Photo: Pablo Betancourt.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
The Legendary South Face of Aconcagua. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Snow covered route after a storm above camp 3. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Relaxing at high Camp. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Standing on the Summit of the Americas. Photo: Pablo Betancourt.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones

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