February 3, 2015
Is this a seriously good looking group or what? Luke Reilly, Sara Cohen and Martin Lucero have their group packed, prepped and ready to go. They left Mendoza this morning and are heading to Penitentes, at the base of Aconcagua. They’ll prep mule loads this afternoon and spend a last hotel night in Penitentes. The walking starts tomorrow morning.
Aconcagua is a serious expedition with serious altitude and a good two weeks on the trail. While not technically difficult, it’s demands that each member is able to work hard and take care of themselves for many days. That’s sort of the definition of a true expedition. Everyone will be sharing in the carries and the camp chores and contributing to the overall success of the team. It’s game time!