Aconcagua 2002!

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, we are down in Base Camp we descended yesterday from 19,000 feet which is our Camp III, to Base Camp in just  a few hours, it's amazing how quickly you can come down and how long it takes to get up there.  Tomorrow we hike out 20 miles to Pampa de Lena,  and then another few hours to the trailhead, where we will be taking a bus to Mendoza, like horses to the shower.  So today we're enjoying a rest day, we're enjoying Carter's birthday ,we had a fantastic scrambled eggs and hash brown breakfast, tonight we're going to have pizza.  We're enjoying the weather here at Base Camp it's beautiful, it's in the 60 degree range, sunny and not very windy, so a big change from our 10 below up at high camp.  Anyway we're all down safe and sound, and thinking about our loved ones. One message: A big happy birthday to Laura from Allen.  This will be Matt checking in from Base Camp for Team Canusa.


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