January 2017

Day 11 – Deja Vu, Warmth, Weariness

By |2017-01-28T18:59:18+00:00January 28th, 2017|Laura & Logan Aconcagua|

January 9th Questions of when the mules would come and our general exhaustion led to once again a late departure. Almost 12 before we waved goodbye to our glaciated rocky perch at Plaza Argentina. Once again the world seemed quite different from the vista enjoyed only days previously. Dry red rocky eroded valleys with sand [...]

Day 10 – Its all down hill from here, but don’t tell our knees

By |2017-01-22T14:12:20+00:00January 20th, 2017|Laura & Logan Aconcagua|

January 8th; Okay we slept in, don't tell our father's that we wasted a day relaxing.  Up by 9 and somehow dragged together our camp into our packs by 11, and on the homeward journey. Both of us had slept quite soundly, only one or so pee bottle breaks. By 2 in the morning the [...]

Day 9 – To the top of the Americas, Aconcagua

By |2017-01-18T02:23:45+00:00January 17th, 2017|Laura & Logan Aconcagua|

January 7th I slept on and off restless for this day to come. I was worried that we might have to turn back part way from exhaustion or symptoms of HACE (high altitude cerebral edema) or HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema) or any other number of issues. The morning came early 4:30am. We were reluctant [...]

Day 7 – Storeytime, sleep, and chilling

By |2017-01-16T14:12:17+00:00January 16th, 2017|Laura & Logan Aconcagua|

January 5th. I guess we were getting lazy, or had been working to hard with very little oxygen to breath. For some reason I had thought a rest day at 5000m would be good for our bodies and Laura had agreed! We slept in until 10, had a breakfast of Nutella on plain tortilla wraps [...]

Day 6 – A new rock to rest our heads on

By |2017-01-14T22:32:32+00:00January 14th, 2017|Laura & Logan Aconcagua|

January 4th. Opting to charge ahead of the other three groups we had been climbing with to this point we skipped their rest day and and headed for the higher camp for good. A gravel pad 800m higher than the old one on which to build up red blood cells. Camp 1, our home for [...]

Day 5 – At it once more, half carry to 5000

By |2017-01-14T22:30:31+00:00January 13th, 2017|Laura & Logan Aconcagua|

January 3rd. We had 'missed' New Years on the walk in, falling asleep at 8. Missed the one firework lit at basecamp. After some rest we now set to hike up to Camp 1, a higher crest of flattish land sitting in the valley above, right at the current temperature elevation where surface water from [...]

Day 4 – Basecamp, Rest, and looking toward the Sky.

By |2017-01-12T23:44:20+00:00January 12th, 2017|Laura & Logan Aconcagua|

Sorry about the delay. We will continue to attempt to update this with two days at a time over the next few days. When we last touched base we mentioned that we had spent 3 days hiking in toward the mountain from the road (Route 7 toward Santiago, Chile - after driving 3 hours west [...]

The Push for the Cumbre (Summit of the Americas)

By |2017-01-11T15:00:17+00:00January 11th, 2017|Laura & Logan Aconcagua|

With a bloated belly filled with the best 6-inch ham-cheese burger, fries, beer, and coke we sat in the sun, listening to 90's rock feeling nearly human again, except that our clothes reeked (something like the Lipton's soup mix we frequently consumed), our lips were weathered (leathery, cracked and caked in blistex that only [...]

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