Team 9 Lucky Loco Lucio excited at High Camp with fingers crossed for a break in the clouds for their summit attempt

Hello, friends and family, this is Matthew Emht reporting for Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Team 9, Team Lucky Loco Lucio.

The team successfully moved up to High Camp, virtually completing our traverse of the mountain. We’re up on the northwest side of the mountain right now (just under 20,000 feet) and everybody’s doing well, feeling good and excited for our summit bid tomorrow.

The weather today has been a bit breezy gusting up to maybe 30-35 miles per hour, fair bit of spindrift as well as some snow coming down but the team did a great job breaking trail through snow drifts up to a foot deep. And we were thankful enough to have Lakpa race up ahead and help set up the tents. Right now we’re just cooking up some water, thinking about an early dinner, and hoping that the forecast is true with a break in this cloud system and some low winds for our summit bid tomorrow.

We will give you a shout tomorrow night. If you don’t hear from us during the day, assume the best, we’re out there having a great summit day. Thanks a lot for listening and we’ll keep you posted.

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