Team 10 spent the day amidst blooming flowers on their hike in to Pampa de Leñas, ending it with a fantastic asado dinner made by the arrieros

Hey everybody, this is Dave Heinbach with Aconcagua Team 10 calling in our first sat phone cybercast.

Today we hiked in to Pampa de Leñas under sunny skies with some light puffy clouds and just a light wind, nice cool temperatures. It’s a welcome change from the rain that we’ve been having for the past few days and it was a real pleasure to see the desert so alive. All the plants were all real bright green and everything was really happy, some new flowers coming out; it was real pretty.

And we got into camp in good style, got our tents set up. And then the mule drivers made us a fantastic asado dinner: all sorts of different meat products, and bread, vegetables, and they do a really good job for us up here. And everybody ate to their hearts’ content and then retired to the tents for a welcome repast.

And tomorrow we’re going to get up and walk to Casa Piedra (day two of our trek). We’re hoping for the same pleasant conditions on the walk, although the day two is generally a little windier, we’ll see what we get.

So that’s all for now. We’ll try to get you a team name soon and in the meantime, we say “Adios”!


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