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Team: Stay Hard is back to Arusha

Hello Everyone,

We had our last hike off of the mountain today down to Mweka Gate where we get picked up. It was a nice 3 hour hike down through the forest and we were lucky enough not to have any rain. After a celebration at the gate, including some song and dance, we had lunch, said thanks to our incredible Tanzanian staff and then departed for Arusha. We are now checked into the hotel and will meet up this evening for a celebratory dinner. We had a very successful trip and a very fun group this week and tomorrow most of them will head out on a Safari.

Thanks for following along!

Ben Jones

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Up the Hill Gang summits Mt. Bonete

Howdy folks!

Danny and Rodrigo here checking in for the Up the Hill Gang here on Aconcagua. Today we had a successful acclimatization climb to the top of Mt. Bonete at 16,732 feet. It was a real test to see how the team would do at altitudes above basecamp, and everyone did very well. This evening the basecamp staff cooked up a delicious BBQ, and everyone is excited about carrying gear and food up to Canada Camp I tomorrow. This carry to camp I is also a part of the acclimatization process of climbing high and sleeping low.

I wanted to mention real quick that half of the members of our climb are climbing to raise money for Clean Water Climb, an organization that works to bring clean water to the people of Malawi. You can check it out at https://www.cleanwaterclimb.net/south-america/

Well, we divided up loads to carry up for tomorrow, and everyone has got their bags packed and are ready to get up on the mountain tomorrow. Check back tomorrow to see how it went! Bye for now!

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Up the hill gang rests in basecamp

Howdy folks!

Danny and Rodrigo here checking in again for what is now called the Up the Hill Gang. Today the team took a well deserved rest day at Plaza de Mulas basecamp after working hard the three previous days. We slept in a bit, had a good breakfast and then everyone relaxed all morning while the guides prepared food for the upper mountain.

After a delicious pasta lunch served by the basecamp staff, we took a walk down through all of basecamp and then back up to our section of camp. Even on rest days it’s good to get the legs moving a bit. Before dinner we all gathered together to have a talk about altitude, how we climb big mountains and why rest days are important. Everyone is resting well and looking forward to another acclimatization hike tomorrow to the 16,732 foot summit of Mt. Bonete. Check back again tomorrow for another update! Bye for now!

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