January 18th, 2018
The Ecuador team is on their way home AND so is the Vinson team. Heard from Greg this morning and they were literally heading onto the IL 76 for their flight back to Punta Arenas. Go figure – off the Ice with a great summit and 2 days AHEAD of the best case scenario. I guess we can’t do much better than that.
Additionally, just got off the sat phone with Nickel from C2 on Aconcagua. Team did a fine job today with the move. Camp is established, they’re getting fed and hydrated and making plans for C3 and their summit attempt. Forecasts show a little precipitation is possible for the next couple of days but then clearing. Forecasts are just that – forecasts – but the team is doing well and in good position now to take their shot when the mountain says ‘yes’.