The team is on the summit after a long, hard morning of climbing! Everyone took the opportunity to say “hi” from the top of Aconcagua this afternoon. It sounds like they had a good day, and while they took advantage of nice weather, the team moved up to the top in strong fashion. Summit day on Aconcagua is a long, challenging day. After enjoying the top, the team is now headed back down to high camp now to get some rest.
The team began their ascent to the top in the dark, hiking the first hour by headlamp. As the sun rose, the shadow of Aconcagua stretched to the western horizon, forming a dark pyramid of shade. The route works its way up the north ridge of the mountain before jogging over to the western side of the ridge. A long traverse led to the final, loose climb up the infamous “Canaleta” and the summit of the Americas.
Enjoy The Summit Phone Call!