Ojos climb paying off

This is Leila Caudwell reporting on January 2 from Berg Adventures’ base camp at Plaza de Mulas. After a big breakfast, the team moved to the next camp for the night. Their goal was to camp at Nido de Condores (Condor’s Nest) at 17,656 ft or 5380m.

I’d like to emphasize that the only reason our team members were moving high this fast was the fact that less than a week ago they were on Ojos del Salado, where the summit is 22,647 ft. So therefore they are totally acclimatized and really strong.

I had radio contact with them and they have made it to that camp where they have a great view of the top of Aconcagua. Everyone is healthy and doing well.

Here at Plaza de Mulas life is good and quite luxurious.

The weather is extremely warm during the day with little wind but at night the wind is really picking up which makes me wonder how the conditions are up high.

Stay tuned. If everything goes well, they should be moving to High Camp tomorrow and attempt the summit in less than 24 hours.

22,841 feet
6962 meters

22,637 feet
6900 meters