Thursday, January 31, 2013

Aconcagua Group Headed down - Jan 31, 2013

Jared contacted us overnight to let us know that he would be headed down from high camp enroute to Plaza Mulas by noon local time.  He also mentioned, "We are tired, but in good spirits w/ no injuries or frostbite."  It sounds like the summit day was a real challenge and they are pretty psyched to wrap things up.

The descent to Plaza Mulas goes remarkably fast.  We basically hike straight down the normal route, much if it in this really loose sand.  Along the way you bump into a remarkable number of people headed up from the Plaza Mulas side.  It is hard to imagine climbing from that direction, but that is what the majority of people do.

Once down at Plaza Mulas they will likely have pizza for lunch and then a nice big dinner.  You can also get a hot shower there, but we usually wait until Penitentes.  The hike out tomorrow is a pretty solid one.  It usually takes a good 7-8 hours.

We will publish photos when we get some.

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