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Casa de Piedra – Aconcagua
Posted on January 20, 2009

Peter Whittaker reporting. After our celebration dinner and a good night’s sleep, we were ready to hit the trail early this morning. We had such a great day yesterday and our energy was still super upbeat today.

Summit Day – Aconcagua
Posted on January 19, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. Last night at high camp, it just didn’t seem like we would get a chance to make the top of Aconcagua. It was snowing and socked in when I sent yesterday’s dispatch.

High Camp Day 3 – Aconcagua
Posted on January 18, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. Not too many of us got good sleep last night. Waves of wind rolled through, driving snow, and rattling nerves.

Summit Attempt 1 – Aconcagua
Posted on January 17, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. Up at 2:30 a.m. this morning to start the stoves and go for a climb. It had been a still and calm night until around midnight when a wind began, but it wasn’t a very strong wind

High Camp – Day One – Aconcagua
Posted on January 16, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. After that slight worry that the weather was going to fall apart on us yesterday, we experienced our calmest and warmest night of the trip so far. Followed by a perfect and cloudless morning at Camp One

Rest Day Two – Camp One – Aconcagua
Posted on January 15, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. The sun hit our tents just after 7 a.m., and we got out fast for our carry to high camp. There was a distinct change in the weather

Rest Day – Camp One – Aconcagua
Posted on January 14, 2009

Dave Hahn reporting. Not so much to report today. An easy day for all as the weather was perfect and the schedule was delightfully uncluttered.