The Team spotted wildlife on the move up to Advanced Base Camp then spent the day reviewing glacier skills

¿Cómo estás? (Spanish for “how are you?”) From Antisana Base Camp, today is Thursday February 20th; this is Ben calling in for our daily report.

Today we went from Base Camp up to Advanced Base Camp. On the drive in we saw some wild horses, and llamas, and even a few falcons. Once we got up to Advanced Base Camp, we hiked up to the glacier on Antisana where we spent the day reviewing skills, about seven hours today going over crampon techniques, ice axe self-arrest, belaying, and at the end we even got in a little vertical ice climbing which was fun, but exhausting.

Afterwards we came back down to Base Camp and we’re getting ready to eat dinner. Tomorrow is a rest day. We’re going to rest our legs and then get up at midnight and go for the summit.

Everyone’s doing very well. Brett, Kris, Dan, John, and Thomas, everybody’s fine. Everybody had a great day. Wanted to tell PJ, and Kaeden, and Tara that I love them and miss them very much, and I will talk to them Saturday afternoon after we get off the mountain. Talk to you soon.

Photo 16. Reviewing Glacier Skills - Antizana

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