Tag: Vacas Valley

Team Soup de Jour – Conditions delay Summit Attempt

Vacas Valley Team 4 Celebrates New Year, Heads to Base Camp

Vacas Valley Team 5 Rings in the New Year

Team 5 arrived at the Hotel Ayelen in Penitentes and settled in for the afternoon. Our drive into the mountains included a lunch stop in Ushpallata. The guides helped prepare all our duffels and group gear for the mules while … Continue reading

Team Soup De Jour Prepares for Summit Bid

Team Amigos Transpirados Makes High Camp in Strong Winds

Vacas Valley Team 4 Headed to Casa Piedra

Vacas Valley Team 5 Arrives

Hi everyone, All members of our team have arrived safely in Mendoza with everyone’s equipment. After a gear check and some last minute shopping, we had a small siesta before heading out to dinner at one of the many great … Continue reading

Team Soup de Jour Headed for Summit Day Early


Team Amigos Transpirados Rest Day

Vacas Valley Team 4 Ready to Launch

Hi Friends and Family, Aconcagua team 4 made it to Penitentes smoothly. We left Mendoza late morning to start the drive to Penitentes, a small enclave at the base of Aconcagua. We checked in to the Hotel Ayelen, made final … Continue reading

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  • Not on the Gear List, But in our Backpacks

    Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains, not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]

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