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.
The day started out well, we had lots of sunshine
melting yesterday's snow. Allen and the group
started up from Base Camp on their move up to Camp I
carrying the rest of their tents, sleeping bags and
everything they will need to actually stay there and
move on up the mountain. Matt reports in that
Allen broke trail up some of the snowfields and
ended up with about 40 other people following in his
footsteps, so good work Allen, and sounds like a lot
of people appreciated your efforts.
report in that there was no snow, but when Matt
called in during the evening it was snowing again.
They reported about 6 inches of snow and more
falling up there at Camp I. here at Base Camp it was
also snowing and we could see snow all the way down
the valley. Tomorrow they'll be carrying up to
Camp II, this will be a fairly easy day,
shouldn't take more than three hours or so to carry
up and a quick move down, so they'll be able to rest
some for the rest of the day.
are a couple of quick messages from the group.
Allen says hi to Laura. Tim says hit to Julie,
Tyler and Jack. David had a message for I
think it's Denise and Nancy, saying hi to them but I
will double check that to make sure I got that right
for next time, and we'll have more messages later on
from the rest of the group.. So with the group
is hunkered in at Camp I in the snow, and Ellie and
Lhakpa down in Base Camp enjoying a nice Dal Bat,
that's it from Aconcagua and we'll report in again