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