Aconcagua 2002!

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, we're going to be know as Team Canusa, reflecting our Canadian and American nationalities on this group.  Yesterday we left Casa Piedra, after sleeping under the stars and enjoying views of the Milky Way, the Magellanic Cloud and The Southern Cross.  Our trip up through Relenchos Valley was made easy due to a brief snow bridge crossing the river which facilitated a real quick approach to Base Camp.. once out of the Relenchos Valley, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch, candy bars and sandwiches with fresh vegetables, it was a great day, we arrived at Base Camp at about 2:00.

So today is a rest day at Base Camp, where we're relaxing despite the moderate winds ripping through camp from time to time, and some of us are preparing equipment for our carry tomorrow which we will stash on the upper mountain.  We all want to wish all of our friends and family well back home, despite being a long way from home, we want you to know that our thoughts and good wishes are with you.  We encourage you all to stay tuned for our movement up the mountain and we'll do our best to keep you posted as much as possible.  So for now this Allen Carbert working with Matt Szundy wishing you all well and that's it.

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