The entire team has returned home from Argentina. The last member to land home was Ben who met his family in Buenos Aires for a vacation before flying back to the United States. We returned having had many great new enriching experiences and carry the memories of a great experience with us back into our daily lives. The group molded together into an efficient and supportive mountaineering team. The insight gained each time we adventure into the mountain brings us closer to who we are and what we are meant to do, finding our calling, and helping others along the way.
Here are a few highlights. The entire photo album of Kurt’s pictures can be found here: http://kurtwedbergphotography.com/International-Expeditions/Aconcagua-Argentina/Aconcagua-Dec-30-January-14/10953077_tt4NW#765322248_pEPta
The team at the trailhead to the start of the Vacas Valley. From left to right: Ben, Kurt, Tina, Chris, Syd, Chuck.
We use mules to carry our gear on the 3-day trek to Base Camp.
Aconcagua on the 3rd day of our approach to Base Camp.
Syd arriving at Base Camp
Sunset at Base Camp
The team navigating through a “penitente” field on the way to Camp 1.
Chuck, Ben, and Syd settled in at Camp 1.
High Camp at the base of the Polish Glacier.
Sunrise on summit day.
Chuck crossing a snowfield on summit day.
High on summit day in the “Canaleta” with the summit on the skyline.
Ben on the summit of Aconcagua
Ben and Chris on the summit of Aconcagua
Chuck and Kurt on the summit of Aconcagua.