Dec. 16 Aconcagua Team is at Casa De Piedra

Rene called in a very nice post from the second camp on the approach to Aconcagua.  Casa de Piedra is so named for a stone shelter that was built decades ago alongside a monstrous boulder, as the name so aptly translates to: “House of Stone.”

Aconcagua

Looking back down the Vacas Valley from the Casa de Piedra camp

Today’s hike took the team to an elevation of about 10,000′, and about a kilometer before camp, they had their first views of their objective, with a stunning view up the perpendicular Relinchos Valley of the impressive Polish Glacier, winding its way to the summit, a mere 13,000′ above their position in the Vacas!

Here’s Rene:

recording

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