The two expeditions that left on December 4th from Mendoza have been progressing together on the mountain, naturally becoming a single team. So they will "join forces" for the summit push, and therefore I will write common dispatches for all of you relatives, lovers, friends, jealous rivals, etc. (If they save energies, why shouldn´t I¿).
The news are that they are resting at Camp II, at 18,000 beautiful feet of altitude, and will move to High Camp tomorrow. Everyone is strong and focused, the guides said. The weather forecast indicates sunny days, no wind. High Camp, or Cholera Camp, is an awesome eagle`s nest at 6.000m, where sunsets are quite an experience. (See picture, from a previous trip).
They will go for the highest point in the world outside the Himalayas, the 22,834 ft summit, on Friday, if the weather stays good. I will keep you informed.
Saludos desde Mendoza!
Nicolas Garcia / Aconcagua Operations Manager