Yesterday (Feb. 12) was a day of rest for our Challenge Warriors after making a carry to Camp Canada, 16,667 feet above sea level. This is the first of 3 camps the team will make as they continue the ascent to the Aconcagua Summit.
The team is currently at Plaza De Mulas and will be going higher, and on climbing schedule, to Camp Canada on February 14.
Here are photos of the upper mountain and Camp Canada at 16,667′, where part of the team moved to today. The team is wishing for more snow, as it is very dry this year.
All is well from a health perspective. The entire team is safe and adjusting to the higher altitudes. Just moving up to the camp at Plaza de Mulas is a big deal, and takes a lot out of everyone the first time. The good news is that the team has conducted some great medical studies and data collection while at Plaza de Mulas over the past couple of days.
Onward and upward!