Lorenz called in from Camp 1 at 16,400′ (5000m) with an update after he and Fermin made a carry up to Camp 2 in very, very difficult conditions. The hike up to Camp 2 generally takes about three hours, but the deep snow resulted in a six hour trip up today.
Snow has fallen to a depth of knee to mid-thigh deep! Fermin describes the conditions as “very, very hard. The hardest I have seen on the mountain.” This is from a guide who has led over 40 trips up Aconcagua!
Here is Lorenz, calling from a very white Camp 1: