In a fresh Sunday morning, the 6 climbers and two guides left the city of Mendoza and headed towards the "Cordillera" -the range-. This is a special trip, since three of the climblers are a familiy: Chet, Shelley (who is celebrating her birthday today) and their son Jackson. The van will take them across three mountain ranges, the Pre Andes, the Frontal Range and the main range, where Aconcagua lies. They will sleep at 2700m today, and so they will begin the acclimatization process. Tomorrow they will start walking, from the trailhead to Pampa de Leñas, a campsite where they will share a gaucho barbecue with the arrieros (muleteers). Then they will have two more days to the base camp. I will send an update when they get there. Regards!