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January Aconcagua Rapid Ascent

Uspallata, ArgentinaOur first January expedition is off to a great start! The Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team arrived safely and they are already enjoying the good food and warm temperatures in Argentina. Everyone is feeling good and looking forward to getting higher in the mountains. The team got their permits, and left Mendoza for the town of Los Penitentes (8,540′ / 2600m). The town of Penitentes sits at the entrance to the valleys leading into Aconcagua. This photo was taken in Uspallata en route to Penitentes. Once they arrived they spent a couple of hours organizing equipment and food for their climb and then they took a helicopter to base camp. Tomorrow morning the will be leaving base camp for Camp 1 (C1). Everything is happening on schedule and the team feels strong! Stay tuned for more updates soon.

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