January 9, 2013
Ty G. called in from Camp 2 on Aconcagua today with an “all is well” report. They made the move today without issue. The wind isn’t too bad and there’s plenty of water flowing through camp making things a little easier for the guides. Tomorrow, they’ll push up to High Camp with a load of gear, stash it, then head back down to C2 for some hot cocoa and chow. A rest day will likely follow.
Peter Anderson checked in as well – they were en route to Penitentes this morning, after their duffel-delay. They likely got to Penitentes in the early afternoon and quickly got to sorting their gear into mule loads. They’ll utilize the mules for the first 3 days into Base Camp, from there it’ll get a little [ok, a lot] tougher.