December 28, 2010
The team’s carried now to C2. That’s up and through the Ameghino Saddle and onto the upper part of the Guanacos Route. Nice. These are big days and you’ve got to give the guys/gals credit – they’re working hard. Aconcagua isn’t a technical mountain, at least by most routes, but it is a very physical one. Anyone who summits Aconcagua without porters has earned their stripes.
We are losing one of our climbers. A nasty cold has just made it too risky to continue for one member. He hung tight to C1 but knew it would only get worse up higher. Good decision. Hard sometimes to not let desire sway your judgment.