Aconcagua Team 10 in Penitentes and Ready to Go!

Hi Everyone,

Dave Heinbach here typing the cybercast from the Hotel Ayelen in Penitentes. The team arrived yesterday with all their luggage, we had a fabulous dinner at Ocho Cepas, and today we drove up to Penitentes at c. 8500 feet. Everyone is excited and eager to start walking tomorrow. We had the opportunity to chat with a few teams who were recently up high on the mountain and hear about their adventures, while enjoying another fine meal at the Hotel Ayelen.

Tomorrow we start our 3-day, approximately 30 mile trek to Plaza Argentina, our base camp, at c. 13,800 feet. The weather here is cool and cloudy, light winds, with occasional light rain. We will keep you posted as we progress up the mountain.

For now, Adios!

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