January 29, 2014
Hamill called in today from Plaza de Mulas to report that he and his team as well as Peter Anderson and his team all made it down to Base Camp without issue. They’ll enjoy a few creature comforts there at Base Camp – specifically some overpriced, and not so good (but good enough), pizza and maybe a glass of wine or two. Tomorrow they’ll put on their hiking shoes for the 18 mile walk out to the trailhead. It’s a nice walk down a mostly dry riverbed with the wind (usually) at your back. After the hike out they’ll head back to Mendoza for a shower and a late, late dinner.
On the other side of the mountain is Josh Tapp and his crew who are on day 1 of the approach hike to Plaza Argentina, Base Camp on the other side of the mountain. Tapp didn’t call in today so like we always say – no news is good news. We’ll hear from those guys tomorrow.