Hey friends, family, loved ones, Stuart here from Aconcagua Team 11, Team Tippy, just phoning in from Base Camp up here, Plaza Argentina. Following our rest day yesterday, today we did a carry up to our secluded Camp 1 (just right about 15,500 feet), beautiful day. Actually the first time we’ve got some glimpses of our future objectives of the Amagino Col and the summit itself. And we got a cache in, up at our Camp 1, tried and tested way for us to get those heavier loads up and to acclimate.
Just had dinner this evening down here, just had some pizza at Base Camp, our last night at Base Camp. We’ll be moving up to Camp 1 tomorrow.
I have a few people here who would like to say “hello”, so I’m just going to pass the phone around hopefully this doesn’t cut out. If it does, everybody’s doing well, safe, and a little bit tired.
But here we go, let’s see if this works:
“It’s Roxanne, I can’t talk. Hi to Sandy and the kids.”
“Hi to Faye and hi Wade (name hard to understand). I love you very much.”
“Hey Felice. Love you and love to all the kiddies. Things are going well so far.”
“Hey family and friends, this is Ashley…” (transmission cuts out).