Team 6 arrives in Penitentes.

Buen Dia from Argentina!

We arrived in Penitentes yesterday afternoon. After we made sure our luggage was ready to be transported by mule we had dinner and got a good nights rest. We are just about to hop on our transport and in 15 minutes be at the trailhead to begin our expedition and our 3 day 30 mile trek to basecamp. Everyone is doing great, and excited to begin getting exercise again.

We are changing our name from team 6 to “Indiana Jones and the crusaders”. I happen to be from Indiana, and my last name is……enough said. We’ll see if the name sticks!

We are off now, and will talk to you soon. Below is a pic of the team outside of our hotel in Penitentes.

Ciao,

Ben

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