Arrival at Aconcagua Base Camp

Posted by: | February 02, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800 ft.

Another day of hiking under blue skies has finally brought us into Aconcagua Base Camp. A 5 am wakeup ensured that our crossing of the Vacas River was during low flow, long before the heat of the day accelerated snowmelt. Unfortunately, such an early crossing makes for some seriously numb feet! After fording the river we began our ascent up the Relinchos Valley, 3,000 vertical feet later we rolled into Plaza Argentina. And after a nap and a fat spaghetti dinner, we’re ready for a well-deserved rest day tomorrow.

Until then, ciao ciao bacalao!

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