Aconcagua 2002!
Dispatch#1 December 18th, 2001.  Penitentes, Argentina. Hey guys this is Willi Prittie with a big hello from Penitentes, Argentina.  We're cranking up to get on the way in for our first expedition to Aconcagua this season... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#2 December 19th, 2001.  Vacas Valley, Argentina. This is a great big hello from the first Alpine Ascents Expedition going into Aconcagua.  We started our trek in Yesterday.  Things got a little busy... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#3 December 21st, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Hello everyone, this is Willi Prittie reporting from the first Alpine Ascents Expedition of the 2002 Season. Today was our first rest and acclimation day at Base Camp.  A little bit of everything today... Click here for the full Dispatch

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Dispatch#4 December 23rd, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Hello from Aconcagua.  This is Willi Prittie and Eric Remza reporting for the 2002 Aconcagua Season.  Yesterday we actually did our first carry up to Camp I... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#5 December 25th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Hello this is Ellie Henke reporting Willi's Christmas Day report from Aconcagua group I from Camp I.  Willi reports: "The entire team would like to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas.  We had excellent weather moving up yesterday... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#6 December 26th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Hello everyone out there on the Alpine Ascents website.  This is Ellie, reporting in from Aconcagua Base Camp.  I just heard from Willi Prittie's group... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#7  December 27th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team I, Team II Hi this is Ellie calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp reporting for Team I.  Willi and the group spent last night up at Amagino Col... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#8 December 27th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team I, Team II We just heard from Willi and he reports that his group just completed their first carry up to Camp III at 19,200 feet....  Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#9 December 28th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team I Hi this is Ellie Henke calling from Aconcagua Base Camp, reporting in for Team I... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#10 December 28th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team II Hi this is Conan Bliss, with Alpine Ascents' Group II here.  This group is led by Pat Timson and myself... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#11 December 29th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team I Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp, reporting in for the Aconcagua group I led by Willi Prittie and Eric Remza.  This group is up at Camp III at 19,200 feet... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#12 December 29th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team II Hi this is Ellie calling in again from Aconcagua Base Camp, reporting in for the Aconcagua Team II, led by Pat Timson and Conan Bliss.  The group was in Base Camp... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#13 December 30th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team I Hi this is Ellie Henke, calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp, where we've heard from Willi and Eric with their report for December 30th.  Sorry we're a little bit late with this... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#14 December 31st, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team I Hi this is Ellie reporting from Aconcagua Base Camp, where I've heard from Willi and the group going to the summit.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#15 December 31st, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team II Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp where we've heard from Aconcagua Group II, led by Pat Timson and Conan Bliss. Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#16 January 2nd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team II Hi this is Ellie calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp, it's the 2nd of January, 2002. Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#17 January 2nd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team I Greetings to all from Aconcagua Base Camp in Argentina, this is Willi Prittie reporting for Alpine Ascents International.  Just a quick update on our... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#18 January 3rd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team II Well here at Aconcagua Base Camp, it's snowing, and I'm sure that up at Camp III, it's snowing... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#19 January 6th, 2002.  Mendoza, Argentina. Team I Hello from Argentina, this is Willi Prittie reporting for the first Alpine Ascents International expedition of the 2002 Season. We had a somewhat eventful walk out... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#20 January 7th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team II Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp, where we are catching up with Group II, when we left off with them they were up at Camp III, at 19,200 feet, hunkered down in a blizzard... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#21 January 7th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team 3 Hola from Penitentes. This is Matt Szundy and Allen Carbert- Alpine Ascents' Team 3 guides touching base from the launching town for Aconcagua in Argentina.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Team 3 Photo

Dispatch#22 January 13th, 2001.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team III Hello everybody this is ac with Alpine Ascents Group III expedition on Aconcagua.  We came up with an expedition name... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#23 January 14th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa Hi cybercasters, this is Matt Szundy and Allen Carbert reporting from Base Camp on Aconcagua.  Today, Monday the 14th, our team Canusa, carried to Camp I at 16,200 feet in very good style... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#24 January 15th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa Hello friends family and followers of the Canusa expedition, led by Allen Carbert and Matt Szundy on the mountain Aconcagua. Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#25 January 16th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in for Allen Carbert and Matt Szundy's Canusa group on Aconcagua.  It's January 16th and the word for today is Snow... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#26 January 15th, 2002.  Mendoza, Argentina. Team IV This is Willi Prittie reporting from Argentina, hello to everybody out there checking on the internet for Team IV of the season.  Looks like we have a very, very strong and also experienced team... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#27 January 16th, 2002.  Penitentes, Argentina. Team IV Hello everybody out there, this is Willi Prittie reporting from Penitentes Argentina.  We're about to begin the first day of our trek in to our Base Camp at Plaza Argentina... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#28 January 17th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa Hi this is Ellie Henke reporting in from Aconcagua Base Camp with the latest news from Team Canusa... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#29 January 20th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp where we apologize for the slight delay in getting messages through.  We've had a little excitement here in Base Camp... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#30 January 20th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team IV Hello everyone out there, this is Willi reporting from Aconcagua Base Camp for the Alpine Ascents #4 Aconcagua Team of the season.  We are back in communication after our three day trek in to get to Base Camp... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#31 January 22nd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team IV Once again hello, from Aconcagua Base Camp this is Willi Prittie reporting for Eric Remza and the Alpine Ascents Team IV on the mountain.  We're actually hoping we've turned the corner on the weather... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#32 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... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#33 January 23rd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa Hi this is Ellie Henke calling from Aconcagua Base Camp.  I just received a radio call from Lhakpa and Allen calling from the Aconcagua summit... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#34 January 23rd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa Hi this is Ellie calling from Aconcagua Base Camp with a brief message for the family and friends of Team Canusa, led by Allen Carbert and Matt Szundy... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#35 January 23rd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team IV Hi this is Ellie calling in for Aconcagua Team IV, led by Willi Prittie and Eric Remza. We've heard from the group, this if for January 23rd, and today they just moved up to Camp I, at 16,200 feet... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#36 January 25th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa Hey folks The following cybercast is for Alpine Ascents International, this is Matt Szundy, reporting in from Base Camp after our wonderful summit the other day.  Team Canusa is down... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#37 January 25th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team IV Hi this is Ellie at Base Camp, calling in for Aconcagua Team IV, led by Willi Prittie and Eric Remza.  Yesterday January 24th, Willi reports that they had a great climb up to Camp II ... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#38 January 27th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team Canusa, Team IV Hi this is Ellie calling from Aconcagua Base Camp. It's Sunday January 27th and for once things are a little quiet here at Base Camp.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#39 January 29th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina.  Team IV Hi this is Ellie calling from Aconcagua Base Camp for January 29th.  First item of interest is that we're having technical difficulties keeping the Sat Phone charged.  For today Team IV led by Willi Prittie and Eric Remza spent yesterday... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#40 January 29th, 2002.  Mendoza, Argentina. Team Canusa Hello friends family and followers of Alpine Ascents' Canusa expedition on Aconcagua.  This is Allen giving you the latest updates from Mendoza... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#41 January 30th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team IV Hi this is Ellie calling from Aconcagua Base Camp, it's January 30th.  We've just heard from Willi and the team up on the mountain, they were making a summit attempt this morning... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#42 January 31st, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team IV Hi this is Ellie calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp where we just heard from Willi and the team.  Willi and Will and Don reached the summit today... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#43 February 1st, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team IV Hello this is Willi Prittie calling from Aconcagua Base Camp for team IV for Alpine Ascents this year.  Welcome again to everybody out there, checking into us on the cybercast.  I just wanted to do a quick update... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#44 February 5th, 2002.  Mendoza, Argentina. Team V Cybercasters !!……. a big South American "Hola" from Matt Szundy, Cece Mortentson and our Alpine Ascents Aconcagua expedition- Team "Mystery"…for now.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Team V Photo

Dispatch#45 February 9th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team V Hi there cybercasters this is Matt Szundy calling from Aconcagua Base Camp with Team V.  As always it's great enter into such an impressive mountain landscape as this arid rugged region of the Andes.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#46 February 10th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. However high altitude mountaineering remains an extremely dangerous sport that requires the setting of mental and physical goals and personal/responsibility lines before the climb and to be sure to stick to these boundaries for the duration of the ascent... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#47 February 14th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team VI, Team High Exposure Hello cyberfans this is Allen Carbert working with ace mountain guide Forrest McCarthy leading Team High Exposure up Mount Aconcagua.  We had a great trek in ... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#48 February 15th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team V Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp.  It's Friday February 15th and I'm calling in for Team V led by Matt Szundy and CeCelia Mortensen.  We join Team V at Camp II where they've spent two nights.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#49 February 15th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team High Exposure Forrest: Hi this is Team High Exposure on February 15th. We're glad to report that Mike has recovered from being mauled by a horse fly.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#50 February 17th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team V Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp calling in for Team V led by Matt Szundy and Cecelia Mortenson, Today is Sunday February 17th and the word for the day is cold up at Camp III... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#51 February 17th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team High Exposure Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp for Team High Exposure led by Allen Carbert and Forrest McCarthy.  It's February 17th, and the team is finally on their way up the mountain after getting a rough start out of Base Camp yesterday morning... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#52 February 18th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team V Good morning this is Ellie Henke calling from Aconcagua Base Camp. It's February 18th and today is summit day for Group V.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#53 February 18th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team V Hi this is Ellie calling with the latest news from Aconcagua. I've had various conversations with the climbing teams up on the mountain, and I'd like to report that Cece and John reached the summit of Aconcagua today at about 2:00pm.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#54 February 18th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team V Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp where we have the final news from the Polish Glacier summit team.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#55 February 18th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team High Exposure Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in again from Aconcagua Base Camp, this time for Team High Exposure led by Allen Carbert and Forrest McCarthy.  Talked to them on the radio and they are firmly ensconced at Camp II at Boureasa Col... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#56 February 20th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team V Hi this is Matt Szundy and Cecelia Mortensen calling from Base Camp, after a few long difficult days.  So yes we summited in good style and with smiles.  To brief you on our summit day, Cece and I had the honor, experience and strength of Willi Prittie joining us at high camp.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#57 February 27th, 2002.  Team High Exposure Update We apologize for the recent problems with the final cybercasts.  The team is safely back in Mendoza.  Stay tuned for recaps of the previous week....

Dispatch#58 February 22nd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team High Exposure Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp.  it's February 22nd.  I just talked to Allen on the radio and Allen reports that he has arrived at the summit with David F. and Takao, and coming up shortly behind is Forrest and Alex who should be reaching the summit there shortly.... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#59 February 22nd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team High Exposure Ellie:  a quick report that everybody on the mountain from Team High Exposure led by Allen and Forrest are now safely back at camp, they have picked up their tents at Camp IV... Click here for the full Dispatch

Dispatch#60 February 28th, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team High Exposure Hello everybody out there in cybercast world, this is Allen Carbert working with Forrest McCarthy on Alpine Ascents' last Aconcagua expedition of the season.  Let me start off this cybercast by wishing all of our best to Matt Lepisto in hopes that he has a speedy recovery, we understand that he has been feeling a little under the weather lately with viral meningitis... Click here for the full Dispatch