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Aconcagua Team Summits!

Tino just called in on the sat phone from the cave” at about 22k’. He is with Todd and Steve, descend­ing after a suc­cess­ful sum­mit. Joshua and Tony also sum­mit­ed and are with them now. Sebas­t­ian is still on his way to the top with Ram and Geoff and it looks pret­ty good for them to top out, but they will have a long evening ahead of them to return to high camp. Tino and Joshua will be in radio con­tact with them and will mon­i­tor their progress, so stay tuned!

(pho­tos from pre­vi­ous expeditions)

The morn­ing start­ed clear and quite cold. Every­one was climb­ing in parkas and puffy pants for the first part. By the time they reached the sum­mit, cloud cov­er moved in and obscured the views but the temps were con­sid­er­ably warmer and not too windy. Pret­ty good sum­mit con­di­tions in gen­er­al. Car­ole returned to high after a sum­mit bid and a good effort to reach the summit.

We give the oth­ers a big con­grat­u­la­tions and wish them a safe and speedy descent.

-Mark Gun­log­son reporting

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