Tag: Vacas Valley

Aconcagua Vacas Valley Team 1 On the Trek to Basecamp

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Aconcagua Vacas Valley 12/16 Team Departs Mendoza

Hello everyone! This is Mike with an update with the 12/16 Vacas Valley climb. Our team is currently in the small town of Penitentes, staying at the Ayelen Hotel. Yesterday we completed our gear check and had a wonderful dinner … Continue reading

Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Has Great Weather at Camp 2

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Trek Day 2 – Casa de Piedra

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Takes off on the Trail

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Preparations

Hello family and friends, Today we awoke in Mendoza and spent the morning packing the van with ALL of our gear and food for the trip. We have 12 people total on this trip, so equates to a lot of … Continue reading

Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims in High Spirits

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Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Meets a Wild Guanaco

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Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Hits the Trail

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Aconcagua Team “Cosmic Pilgrims of the Andean Crest” Assembles

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