Our Aconcagua team climbed up to Camp 1 today at over 16,000 ft, they cached some gear up there and returned to basecamp for another delicious dinner. Today they started the process of “climbing high and sleeping low” where they’ll climb up to increasingly higher altitudes to stimulate acclimatization. Everyone did great today climbing up to Camp 1, and they celebrated with a bottle of wine with dinner tonight. They’ll take a rest day tomorrow to allow their bodies to acclimatize a bit more before launching up higher on the mountain.
Here’s Mark with the evening dispatch from the Plaza Argentina basecamp.