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Team Prepping for First Aconcagua Normal Route

We have received an update from our first Aconcagua team of the sea­son! Joshua and his team, Dawn, Luciano and Alex, will be attempt­ing the sum­mit from the Nor­mal Route approach. As we can tell from Alex’s Spot Track­er, they’re cur­rent­ly hang­ing out in Base Camp for the evening and get­ting ready for their move to Camp 1 tomorrow.

Luciano at the entrance to the park. Joshua Jar­rin photo

The team met in Men­doza on Novem­ber 29th and drove out to Los Pen­i­tentes to fin­ish all of the logis­ti­cal details before they start­ed their hike in. Their approach pased by Con­flu­en­cia Camp, the incred­i­ble south face and the long tra­verse of Playa Ancha before they arrived at the Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. There, they have been rest­ing and recov­er­ing some ener­gy for the climb ahead.

The team at Base Camp. Joshua Jar­rin photo

They are expect­ing the weath­er to improve a bit over the next cou­ple days. Right now the moun­tain is on alert for strong winds, but the fore­cast for Mon­day and Tues­day is much bet­ter so Joshua is work­ing to posi­tion the team on time for that good weath­er win­dow. Yes­ter­day they hiked up to Cana­da Camp, or Camp 1, and will be ready to make the move up tomor­row. Wish them good luck!

Head­ing up the moun­tain! Joshua Jar­rin photo