Team Tippy catches glimpses of the upper mountain as they cache at Camp 1, then return to Plaza Argentina for a pizza dinner

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).


  • Women's Specific Climbing Tips

    Women’s-Specific Climbing Tips

    It’s Not Awkward, It’s Reality As adults, we’ve got our bathroom & “private part” habits down. We know how to keep ourselves comfortable, clean, and efficient. But what happens when we step into the backcountry for the day? For several nights? For a month-long expedition? For those heading into the backcountry with a female anatomy, […]

  • Capture

    Gear Review: Fozzils Bowls

    By Mike Hawkins It has been a long day – one of the most demanding climbing days you have ever experienced. Your legs are wrecked. Your back is sore and you have small bruises on your hips from your hipbelt. You have sunscreen caked into every nook and cranny, but even that didn’t keep you […]

  • Selecting A Crampon

    Gear Review: The North Face Phantom 50 pack

    By Mike Hawkins “Man, this is a really great pack…” I said it over and over for months until my wife had finally had enough of it. She had to get one for herself.  While 50 liters is a little small for most multi-day mountaineering and winter ski tours, the small size is plenty versatile […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International