January 31, 2014
Tapp called in today from Plaza Argentina after a nice day on the trail. It’s sunny but a little breezy at camp right now. The team is busy getting tents set up and preparing for the day off tomorrow. Sounds like their team is between a couple different waves of other teams so they’ve pretty much got Base Camp to themselves right now, they’ll enjoy the peace and quiet. Burritos are on the menu tonight.
Our other two teams made it off the mountain yesterday without issue ; below is an email Mike Hamill sent in earlier today wrapping up the two trips.
From: Michael Hamill
To: Phil Ershler, Tye Chapman
Subject: Back in Mendoza
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:18:53 +0000
Peter may have shot you a note already but we shared a transport back to Mendoza last night and both teams are back here safe and sound. It was perfect weather for the trek out yesterday with impressive views of the South Face. We stopped in Uspallacta for a group dinner on the way back. The gang is busy doing laundry and getting cleaned up today.