February 12, 2014
Tye and team had a perfect first day in Patagonia. Went to the Refugio Chileno, dropped their gear and had a bit to eat. Then, with light packs, they headed up towards Torres del Paine, the Towers of Paine. Perfect conditions. One of the most spectacular views of the entire trip. Tomorrow, they head up further into the Silence Valley, returning to Refugio Chileno for a second night. Basically, things couldn’t be better.
Josh Tapp is saying good bye to his team and cleaning up gear in Mendoza. His trip is now complete and members are heading home. Nice. Up on the hill, Mike Hamill and crew had a good move today to C2. They’re going to try a carry tomorrow to high camp and then think seriously about a rest day at C2. They’ll likely see some snow for the next couple of days so a rest day after the carry should fit into their plans and mother nature’s plan pretty well.
Bottom line is that all’s quite good right now in South America.