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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 31, 2008

Aconcagua Dispatch 12/31/08

Happy New Year from Aconcagua! We are still at first camp. After a day of rest we made a carry to second camp, and it went really well. The trip only took us five hours and twenty minutes round trip! Our team is healthy and strong. We had a nice bit of weather while making the carry, not a breath of wind and the sun was shining.


December 29, 2008

Aconcagua Dispatch 12/29/08

Hello friends and family! I am calling from first camp at 16,400ft. It took our team about five hours from base camp to arrive here, and we will stay at first camp for three days. Tomorrow we will enjoy a rest day and then we will carry to second camp the day after. If the weather allows, we will move to second camp the day after.


December 28, 2008

Aconcagua Dispatch 12/27/08

Hello Mountain Madness. This is Pablo calling from Plaza Argentina. We have been here for a couple of days now and doing well. We had a move day from Casa de Piedra on Christmas day, followed by a full rest day on the 26th. [+] READ MORE

December 24, 2008

Aconcagua Christmas Eve Dispatch 12/24/08

Hello Mountain Madness. This is Pablo Puruncajas, Jason Brown and David Gilliland calling from Casa de Piedra on Aconcagua to say Feliz Navidad to all of you! We have had two great days of hiking toward our basecamp, Plaza Argentina. [+] READ MORE

December 24, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid Final Wrap-Up 12/16/08

Mark Ryman here, back in Seattle after several days of flights on a variety of aircraft. After some fairly complicated travel logistics, I finally have word that everyone has arrived home safe and sound. [+] READ MORE