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Aconcagua Christmas Eve Dispatch 12/24/08

Hel­lo Moun­tain Mad­ness. This is Pablo Purun­ca­jas, Jason Brown and David Gilliland call­ing from Casa de Piedra on Aconcagua to say Feliz Navi­dad to all of you! We have had two great days of hik­ing toward our base­camp, Plaza Argenti­na. Tomor­row we are going to Plaza Argenti­na and I will try to call with anoth­er update. Tonight for Christ­mas eve, we are going to have an Asa­do. This is a big bar­be­cue with the gau­chos, the local cow­boys. They are going to do a prop­er Argen­tin­ian asa­do for us and we will have a big Christ­mas feast with bbq meats, cham­pagne and all of the fix­ings. We just want to wish a hap­py hol­i­day to our fam­i­lies and let you know that we are all well. We have a beau­ti­ful day on the moun­tain today. I will call with updates again soon. Mer­ry Christmas!