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Peru with Mountain Madness

Aconcagua team settled in at Camp 1

Andrew Wexler called and report­ed that the Aconcagua group has moved all their gear to Camp 1 at 16,000-feet and will begin mov­ing loads high­er on the moun­tain today. After nego­ti­at­ing a field of pen­i­tentes (ice and snow dag­gers formed by the sun), they crossed a small stream and arrived at the site of Camp I. Through­out the ascent the team will adhere to the phi­los­o­phy of climb high and sleep low in order to prop­er­ly accli­ma­tize. All is going well now after MM guide Ale­jo was flown out with a med­ical sit­u­a­tion that has since been reme­died. The rest of the group is set­tled in to their rou­tine now and mov­ing up the mountain!

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