Aconcagua Dispatch 1/19/09
Hello, this is Pablo calling from Aconcagua base camp. Our team is doing well and making good progress. Today is our second rest day here in base camp and we used it to sort equipment and organize our food and supplies for the rest of the climb. We also went to check in with the doctors and everyone received a good check up. We are monitoring vitals on everyone in our group and we will record these each day to make sure everyone is staying healthy on the expedition. We have full porter support for our team so yesterday we were able to make an acclimatization hike up to Camp Canada and back to base camp in 5 hours roundtrip. We have had a variety of weather, most of it not so good lately with cold temps, wind, and some light snow. Tomorrow we will make the move up to our first camp on the mountain at Camp Canada. I will try to call in again tomorrow. Send best wishes to all of our friends and family back home. Ciao.