February 11, 2011
Light snow and wind didn’t keep the team from heading up to C2. Two team members decided that discretion was the better part of valor and decided it made more sense to head down. Always a super tough decision but an important lesson learned on the big mountains is that you have to listen to your gut. Sometimes it’s just not smart to push.
Martin Lucero headed down with the folks and they’ll be home soon. For the others, it’s a matter of continuing to take care of themselves and keep putting one foot in front of the other. We can’t say it enough – Aconcagua is a big mountain. 7000 meters is high. There’s nothing easy about climbing Aconcagua. Keep wishing the team luck and good weather.