I was very grateful for the foul weather on Aconcagua. This meant we were able to hang out at the tent all day. Me and Karen played Monopoly while Dad slept.
The next morning Pablo and Ali joined us from camp Nido. The weather reported a clearing the next day , so we decided to make a summit attempt. We spent all day preparing for the trip.
I thought you guys went down Plaza De Mulas to acclimatize?
We reached it to the Independent Refuge at 20,931 ft. This was about five hundred feet higher than I had ever been. The hardest part of our climb was coming up, otherwise known as a deep gulley called the Canaleta.
The hardest part of the climb is straight ahead at 21,800.
We have to keep our bodies moving and make time.
Finally we made it to the summit. It was amazing! We took many photos with sponsors and photos of just us. We even took one of me and Flat Stanley for Karens nephew, Britton.
Lets get one with Flat Stanley, Britton will love it!
We then made it back to the valley in Mendoza. I was glad to be off the mountain, though it was an amazing climb.
Wait. Wait. We want a photo with Jordan!
So J Man, all the people who criticized us and didn't want you to climb the mountain are celebrating that you made it.
Lastly, we attended a New Years Party, and celebrated all night. The next day, we headed home from Mendoza.
We're in serious need of clean clothes. Everything is filthy.