January 1, 2019
Jonathan called in to say Happy New Year and let us know that they reached the summit of Aconcagua. This is a a job well done. Their patience, determination and hard work paid off. I really can’t think of a better way to start the new year than standing on the highest point in the western hemisphere. Congratulations to Jonathan and crew. They will make their way back down to Plaza de Mulas basecamp tomorrow and begin the journey to Mendoza.
Austin also checked in last night and informed us that they were able to take the Twin Otter flight to Vinson basecamp down in Antarctica. They were able to establish camp and his plan was to make a carry to low camp to start the progression up the mountain today.