January 15, 2022
IMG Senior Guide Nickel Wood checked in this afternoon to let us know the team did great today and are now settling into Base Camp at Plaza De Mulas (13,976). Nickel said the team made great time and pulled into Base Camp from Concluencia in 8 hours and had nice weather for the trek. Taking that additional day to acclimatize at Confluencia certainly payed off for the team. Everyone is in great spirits and Nickel mentioned this team is really getting along well.
The team will get a good night sleep and evaluate the team and route conditions in the morning. Getting to Base Camp is a big step and we can now look more closely at how the team will approach carries and moving up the mountain.
All is well on Aconcagua!