December 16, 2018
Andy checked in this afternoon with nothing but good news. Andy, Rikki, Leo and crew have made their way to Pampa de Leñas camp on the first day of the trek to basecamp. Looks like a nice and sunny day to me. With all those smiles, I’m not sure where you could go wrong. Right about now, the team is comfortable in their tents after a great backcountry bbq meal of steaks, eggplant, and maybe a dash of wine. Tomorrow is another day on the trail up the Horcones Valley to Casa de Piedras.
Down in Mendoza, Senior Guide Jonathan Schrock, has met the team and gear checks and food packing are well underway. The big task tomorrow is to secure Aconcagua climbing permits and make sure gear has been packed thoroughly. Once all the “chores” have been knocked out, they’ll enjoy a classic Argentine meal and get a good nights rest at low elevation. They’re ready to hit the trail!