Aconcagua Dispatch 1/15/09
Hello Mountain Madness, this is Pablo calling from Confluencia. Our whole group is here and the trip is underway now. Everyone is doing well. Two days ago we hiked in from the trailhead to Confluencia in 3.5 hours, a very good time. Yesterday we went for a short hike to check out the South Face of Cerro Aconcagua and everyone enjoyed the view. Today we organized gear and supplies and had our check in with the doctors. Everyone received a clean bill of health and is feeling very good and strong. Afterwards, today was mainly a rest day. We all enjoyed reading, eating and staying hydrated to prepare for our next move. Tomorrow we will make the 6 hour hike to base camp at Plaza de Mulas. I will try to call again soon. Ciao.