January 6, 2013
We heard from all our teams in the field today. Josh McDowell called to say his team is down at Plaza Mulas, base camp on the Horcones side of Aconcagua, eating pizza. Plan is to walk out to Penitentes tomorrow and drive back to Mendoza for a late dinner. Nice job, gang.
Staying with the Aconcagua theme, Josh Tapp reported all his team has arrived and with all their luggage. Shopping is done, packing is done, permit is in hand and they head to Penitentes about noon on Tuesday. Again, all good.
Then there’s Greg Vernovage and our Vinson crew. They made the big pull down from high camp and are now ensconced in Vinson base camp. It’s foggy right now but they hope to fly to Union Glacier before long. No problem, everyone summited and without a scratch.