Tag: Vacas Valley

Vacas Valley Team 5 Now Called…

Team Soup de Jour Descends to Plaza de Mulas!

Hello everybody, We made it to our base camp! We will hike out to civilization tomorrow and stay at the hotel Ayalen. We will surely not be taking all the amenities for granted! Happy to be resting and safe. Thanks … Continue reading

Vacas Valley Team 5 at Plaza Argentina

We got up early this morning and made a river crossing to begin heading up a small side valley towards Plaza Argentina. Hiking temperatures were really nice and we had the occasional breeze to help keep us cool. Aconcagua dominated … Continue reading

Team Amigos Transpirados Summits on Jan 2nd

Hello Friends Family and Loved Ones, AAI Team 2 Amigos Transpirados was unable to summit on January 1st due to snow, high winds and cold temperatures but were able to summit on January 2nd. We delayed our start a little … Continue reading

Team Amigos Transpirados Summit Success!


Vacas Valley Team 4 is now Dances with Mules!

Hi everyone back home, Aconcagua Team 4 spent the day today resting in basecamp at about 13,800 feet. In between showers, packing food and gear for our first carry tomorrow, we managed to choose a team name (Dances with Mules) … Continue reading

Vacas Valley Team 5 Treks to Casa de Piedra in Beautiful Weather


Vacas Valley Team 5 Starts the Trek


Vacas Valley Team 4 Arrives in Basecamp!

Greetings from Plaza Argentina! The team finished the trek into basecamp today. We covered 6.5 miles today from Casa de Piedra to our basecamp (Plaza Argentina) at 13,800 feet. The day started with a short mile ride across the Vacas … Continue reading

Team Amigos Transpirados – Conditions delay Summit Bid


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