January 12, 2022
The Aconcagua Team is hitting the trail today! That was the message we received earlier today from Nickel Wood. The team arrived to Uspallata and were welcomed with a downpour of rain. This was a welcome storm as it has been a bit hot in Mendoza and the rain cooled things off a bit. Uspallata is a nice hotel just down the road from Penitentes and has great accommodations. After a great team dinner, the team headed to bed and prepared for a big day of repacking and weighing loads for the mules.
This morning the team got up early and headed for Penitentes. Gear sorted and packed, it did not take long to head for the trailhead. They are currently trekking to Confluencia Camp where they will spend a couple days hiking and acclimatizing for the push into Plaza de Mulas Base Camp.
All is well on Aconcagua!