A great season ahead in great conditions due to the generous winter we had this passed winter in the Andes.
Our first 2 groups departed Today from Mendoza!
Our second and smaller group of 7 total led By Experienced Argentinean Mountain Guides, Emiliano Poletti and Sebastian Satke
A new season of Aconcagua has began and the Groups are on the way to Penitentes, a small ski resort 6 km from the trailhead (8858 feet). The team will start walking tomorrow from Punta de Vacas.
Lots of snow still remain on the mountain which made it challenging to install Base Camp. Snow up on the mountain can be beneficial for the teams since it is generally easier to walk on snow than on some of the reputable long scree slopes of Aconcagua.
There goes a picture of the team at the Hyatt, just before they left Mendoza.
We will be uploading news and pictures every time they call us from the sat phone.
We hope for a great season
The Aventuras Patagonicas Team