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 they were carrying gear
up that they'll need farther up the mountain, food
fuel, and various things that they haven't needed at
Camp I, and are caching them at Camp II for future
use on up the mountain. He says that they had
a gorgeous day, finally no more snow, we've got sun
and no clouds, they had an absolutely beautiful day.
Everyone reached camp II okay, and then everyone
returned down to Camp I for their second and last
night that they will spend at Camp I. The plan
is moving up today January 25th to Camp II where
they'll spend the night and then move right on up to
Camp III at 19,200 feet, tomorrow. They'll
carry some of the gear part of the way up, and then
later on tomorrow or the next day they can come down
and pick up what they couldn't carry the first time.
So they'll only be spending one night at Camp II and
then moving right on up to Camp III. So we
sure wish them the best as they move right on up the