January 20, 2018
Nickel, Rikki, Martin and crew are at C3 — high camp. A little precip today as they moved up but wind is essentially nil. Clouds and no wind actually provides a bit of ‘green house’ effect, making camp fairly comfortable.
Packing, prepping, eating and drinking going on. Forecast still is MOS for tomorrow. Team is going to take their shot early tomorrow morning. Right decision. Doesn’t make a ton of sense to stay at high camp in good weather. Wind, above all, is the concern on Aconcagua. With winds forecasted to stay at a low ebb through tomorrow, they’ve got to go. We’ll let you know how it all works out. Time to wish them luck.