From his reports, it sounds like the climb is going well so far. The team is currently in Camp 1 with plans of going up to Camp 2 tomorrow as they ferry supplies up the mountain, and acclimatize to the altitude. He does report, however, that a weather front is moving in over the next few days that will bring cold weather and high winds to the summit, so the team is going take any opportunity they can get to move higher on the mountain before moving back down the mountain for a few days of rest.
This is Alan’s second trip to Aconcagua. He successfully summitted back in 2005, but his dispatches indicate that there is quite a bit more snow on the mountain this year than there was back then. This is of course the latest in his training climbs that will eventually lead him back to Everest in the Spring as he continues to raise money for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund as part of the Road Back To Everest: Memories Are Everything climb.
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