This morning the team had breakfast then packed up and drove from Mendoza to the resort village of Los Penitentes located at 8465’ / 2580m. The drive took approximately three hours. Upon arrival we spent the afternoon organizing all our food and equipment for the trek into Base Camp. The trek will take three days to reach Base Camp at 13,747’/4200m. Our equipment needed to be packed into loads to be carried by mules onto the mountain.
After finishing all our organization and packing we had some time to relax before having dinner. The team enjoyed a nice pizza and salad dinner.
After all the planning and preparation leading up to this trip the time has come to start our climb. We are all psyched and ready to start walking!!
Thanks to everybody for at home for your prayers and support. We will try to update this blog when we can.
A couple pictures from today are below.