January 22nd, 2002. Aconcagua Base Camp,
Argentina. Team Canusa Hi
this is Ellie Henke calling from Aconcagua Base Camp
calling in on January 22nd for Team Canusa, where we
heard from Allen and Matt. Their team has just moved
up to Camp IV, so they have moved camp as far as
they are going to move all the way up the mountain.
At this point Allen and Matt are joined by Colin,
David, Carter, Jorma, Christine and Ed and they all
send their best wishes to Nick Scott and Tim who at
this point have left the mountain for various
medical and personal reasons, and wish them all the
best in their next adventures. The next plan
for Allen, Matt and Co. will be hopefully heading
for the summit tomorrow, we'll cross our fingers
that the weather holds.
sends down a message that the United Nations has
declared this year, the International Year of The
Mountain, and Alpine Ascents is working in
cooperation with the United Nations trying to
promote greater awareness of mountain ecosystems.
So as part of that effort, when Allen and the team
reach the summit, hopefully tomorrow, Allen will be
reading us a poem about mountains. Team Canusa
asks that all the followers at home ask themselves
what mountains mean to them, both in a symbolic way,
or in a very practical way. But to think about
mountains and what they have meant to the human race
throughout history and what we can do to protect
mountain integrity. So we'll be hearing more
from Allen, hopefully from the summit, on this
International Year of the Mountain.
also have a personal message from Colin today, who
tells all his girls, Kathy, Riley, Katy and Madison,
that everything is going well and that he misses
you, and best wishes to John his pal, and Colin very
much wishes you were here with him on this
adventure. So that's it from Team Canusa for
today and hopefully we'll be having news real soon
from the summit.