The Cascadian Condors signing off at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp after a stunning summit of Aconcagua!

Hey, friends and family following the Cascadian Condors, this is Phil here reporting that we all made it back to Base Camp on the other side of the mountain, Plaza Mulas (at 14,400 feet).

Woke up this morning to pretty nice weather once again and made the 6000 foot descent into Base Camp, where we enjoyed some hamburgers and some Coca Cola and our reintegration back into the world.

So this will probably be the last cybercast post. We have about 17 miles/17 and a half miles to walk out tomorrow and we’ll be back in the town of Penitentes in Argentina. The crew’s in really good shape and looking forward to getting back to the real world. I’m not saying that we’re not a little tired, that’s to be expected. But everyone’s doing really, really well and looking forward to taking a nice hot shower and eating some real food.

So yup, this will be the last cybercast. And you can get in touch with your loved ones, via email and/or phone tomorrow or the next day. Alright, ciao!

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