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Aconcagua 2002!

Dispatch#58 February 22nd, 2002.  Aconcagua Base Camp, Argentina. Team High Exposure Hi this is Ellie Henke calling in from Aconcagua Base Camp.  it's February 22nd.  I just talked to Allen on the radio and Allen reports that he has arrived at the summit with David F. and Takao, and coming up shortly behind is Forrest and Alex who should be reaching the summit there shortly.  Allen called in a little bit after 1:00 and reports that conditions up there are as good as it gets.  They are wearing lightweight long underwear and are still a little bit hot.  However, afternoon clouds are building, it looks mostly like cumulus, cutting their views, but it doesn't look like the weather will turn too bad for them, so they should have a good trip back to High camp as well.  David M opted to wait at High Camp so they'll be seeing him on the way down, and Toby was waiting out the climb at Camp III with Willi for most of the day, he was feeling the altitude and decided it wasn't the thing to do, to go up.  So we send out congratulations to the entire team and we'll call again once we confirm they are all back down to camp safely.

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