January 31, 2017
Our third Aconcagua expedition this season has left Mendoza, in route to Penitentes. Luke Reilly, fresh off leading an Ecuador expedition, is at the helm, assisted by IMG Guide, Kevin Kayl, and our super IMG Argentine guide, Martin Lucero. Their team of 9 climbers arrived Mendoza without issue and is ready to start walking. They’ll sort gear into mule loads this afternoon and sleep at the old ski lodge, called Ayelen, in Penitentes. Tomorrow, they begin their 3 day approach to base camp.
Everything’s in hand, including permits, and they’ll be ready to walk beginning tomorrow. Our fourth expedition will be getting together in Mendoza this coming weekend. So far, so good.