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 all day after having a rest after a long
carry up to Camp I the day before. So
everybody was ready to sleep in and have a nice big
breakfast in the sunshine here at Base Camp.
The group spent most of the day hanging out doing
laundry, filling water bags, generally enjoying the
sunshine throughout the day until evening snow
flurries hit, but we never did get hit very hard,
and generally the group enjoyed the day and are
looking forward to actually moving up, their first
offical move up to Camp I tomorrow.
have a couple of individual messages from folks.
One from Anita: she says, "Anita Fajita here
from Baltimore. Big thanks to my family,
friends, jack(?) supporters, and well wishers for
all the generous enthusiasm you have shown me for
this trip. To date I have raised over $15,000
for the Rena Rowen Breast Cancer Center in
celebration and remembrance for all those who have
been touched by this disease. And to her Mom.
also have a message from Paul, from Michigan,
wishing the best to his family and friends, no
significant headaches yet, and he wants to send a
special happy birthday wish to his mother. So
that's it from Aconcagua Group II enjoying the
sunshine here at base camp and we'll hear more from
them as they move up to Camp I tomorrow.