February 4, 2011
Mike Hamill reports that all is well at Aconcagua Base Camp (Plaza Argentina). The weather continues to hold and they’re all looking forward to a rest day/acclimatization day tomorrow. Later in the weekend (Super Bowl Sunday) they’ll carry to Camp 1 but be back at BC for a 3rd night before making the move to C1 on Monday – provided the weather continues to hold.
Several thousand miles Northeast of Mike is Greg Vernovage and his Kilimanjaro Team who are at Barancco Camp (13000ft), after walking through clouds for most of the day today. The clouds are lifting now which should make for a spectacular evening tonight! Over the weekend they’ll cross the Breach Wall and traverse under the Southern Glaciers into Karanga Valley Camp. From there they’ll head up to High Camp on Sunday before their summit attempt on Monday morning.
Thousands of miiles apart but all with the same goal – stay healthy, have fun and take what the mountain gives you.