Monday, December 26, 2016

2017 Aconcagua Team 1 (Dec 18, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017) from Dec 25th and 26th


Chad Cochran
Andy Stephen


Andrew Zuehlke
Arliene Pearson
Brandon Kwasnik
Corin Kwasnik
David Atkinson
Jim Swauger
Nicole Brockmueller

From 12/25:

Hola! This is Andy from Aconcagua, yesterday we put in a cache of food and gear at camp 1 (4900m) and descended back to basecamp. We hiked through a zone of incredible snow formations called penitentes, and had a really pleasant day. We arrived back at camp around 5pm and ate bacon wrapped steak and sweet potatoes at the grajales restaurant, followed by a little dessert and a small portion of wine.

From 12/26:

Today, we awoke to very stormy and windy weather, and by this afternoon it was snowing, a rarity during this time of year up here. We are all ecstatic to be having a white Christmas in the middle of summer! He storm is continuing into tomorrow morning but we are still hoping to move to camp 1 in the morning. Feliz navidad! -Andy

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