February 13, 2019
Cheers to Rikki and his Aconcagua expedition. The group had their final meal together in Mendoza last night and are now making arrangements to head back home. Aconcagua weather wasn’t exactly cooperative for their expedition, but everybody is happy and healthy and that’s what counts. Nice work to this team for hanging tough and doing the best with the hand that they were dealt.
While this team is enjoying the luxuries of Mendoza, Rob and his team are still up high on the mountain. Rob checked in via satellite phone an hour ago and gave me the scoop. They made a successful carry up to Camp 2 today and the trip is back in motion after their rest day. Winds have calmed down as predicted and the plan is to head up to Camp 2 tomorrow morning.