January 21, 2022
IMG Senior Guide Nickel Wood checked in by text and satellite phone this afternoon to let us know the team had a great move day into Nido de Condores (Camp 2 -18,400′) today. The team moved well and pulled in at about 4 hours to camp. They were taking it slow and will do the same as they build camp and get settled in. This is a nice jump and much more comfortable camp that Camp Canada.
The team will continue to build and fortify their camp today, drink tons of water and keep eating great meals prepared by the guide team. When we asked Nickel the plan for tomorrow, he said, “we are in no hurry right now and will see how we feel tonight and again in the morning. If we all feel great, we will carry to High Camp in order to get a taste for altitude above 19,ooo feet. If we feel like we could use a little more rest, we will stay in camp and do an active rest day.” That sounds like a great plan and we will look forward to hearing what the team does. With plenty of contingency built in on this trip, they can adjust plans so everyone continues to feel strong during the climb.
All is well on Aconcagua!