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2011 Aconcagua Expedition Begins

Two mountaineers navigating a glacier on a Gasherbrum II Expedition

Alpenglow’s 2011 Aconcagua Expedition is underway! The team of five, which will be guided by Alpenglow’s owner, Adrian Ballinger, and lead guide Jaime Avila arrived in Mendoza on Monday. They spent a couple of days exploring the town, enjoying amazing wine and steak dinners, and finalizing logistics. Yesterday they traveled to the town of Penitentes, which at 8,000 feet, sits at the entrance to the valleys leading into Aconcagua through Argentina’s Andes. Today the team began the trek to basecamp through the landscape of the green Valle de Vacas and were to make their way to Las Leñas. More news to come!