Jacob called from the large cave at the base of the gully known as The Canaleta, which leads to the summit ridge of Aconcagua. The team is moving well and the weather looks pretty favorable. They are just a couple of hours from the summit!
The Canaleta is a somewhat infamous feature on the route, as it is filled with loose boulders and rocks, making for insecure footing and the possibility of rockfall from other climbers. Our guys will skirt around the edge of the gully, so as to minimize this hazard, but it is still a long, hard ascent.
Hopefully, we’ll hear from them in a just a little bit, describing an amazing view from the top of the continent!