February 2, 2018
Two more days of hiking are under their belts which means the team has reached base camp, Plaza Argentina (13,600’). Weather has been nice and quite warm on the mountain. Luke, Jay, Martin and team say good-bye to the mules here and they become ‘the mules’ above base camp. Three progressively higher camps will now be established. One step at a time will get the job done.
Tomorrow’s a rest day at base camp. Team also needs a little time to get gear organized for the mountain above. Nothing gets carried up that the team isn’t pretty sure won’t be needed. That’s OK as this is what they’ve been planning for, training for.
So far, so good on Aconcagua.