The Chupacabras enjoy hamburgers at a table and chairs after descending to Plaza Mulas Base Camp

Hi, this is Matthew Emht calling in for Aconcagua Team 7/The Chupacabras. Today is January 29th, Wednesday and the Team has successfully made it down from High Camp all the way to Base Camp at Plaza Mulas (14,500 feet approximately). Everybody’s doing good. We enjoyed some nice hamburgers and we’re in a nice cook tent with a table and chairs for the first time in a few weeks.

The Team is looking forward to hiking out all the way to our hotel tomorrow night. It’s about thirteen miles. And we’ll be looking forward to hot showers and a nice restaurant dinner.

We will keep you posted on our progress and yeah, that’s the news. Thanks for listening.

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