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Aconcagua Polish Traverse side of peak

Aconcagua Summit!

Lead guide Andrew Wexler just called from Aconcagua to report a suc­cess­ful sum­mit, despite very chal­leng­ing conditions. 

The team knew weath­er would be mov­ing in, mak­ing con­di­tions dif­fi­cult, but they antic­i­pat­ed today being the last oppor­tu­ni­ty to sum­mit before things got even worse at alti­tude. They left high camp at 6:15 this morn­ing, and Andrew reached the sum­mit with clients Dave Cree­den and David Krause. (Ter­ry opt­ed to remain at high camp because he wasn’t feel­ing well, and Andrea, who was forced to turn around due to high winds on the route, returned to camp with an addi­tion­al guide who had joined the group.) The team strug­gled back from the sum­mit through winds gust­ing to 50 mph and white­out con­di­tions, and returned to camp around 5:30 PM.

Andrew reports that every­one is hap­py to be back at high camp, and the group is focus­ing on get­ting hydrat­ed and nour­ished before con­tin­u­ing the descent tomorrow. 

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the whole team!