7 Summits 7 Flights

December31st

Base camp

Posted in: Aconcagua

We’re at base camp after 3 days of walking….. With a lot of entertainment from our freestate farming compadres who walked in shorts and strops all the way – hard core!!!! We’ll see if they continue with strops on the glacier tomorrow… They have lots of biltong and whiskey that they’re sharing with us.
The rest of the team is well. We all have various heart rates and oxygen levels so not sure what’s suppose to be good or not. Time will tell. Today we had a rest day and went high altitude bouldering. It’s by far the most impressive boulder I’ve ever seen!
Tomorrow we start carrying loads up to camp 1 at 5200m. Weather is looking bleak for the next 2 days but then we’ll have some sunshine.
Will update in a couple of days time
Adios amigos!!! And Happy New Year!!!
Pierre & Marianne

2 Comments

  • Comment by Jeanette Uys — January 3, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    😀 LOL – please send some love, hugs and kisses to the short hard core boer. Cant wait to see some pics! Stephantjie back home is very proud of his daddy climbing the “snow mountain!” Everytime he sees some picture of snow or a mountain he proudly proclaims that that is his daddy’s snow mountain! have fun! Look forward to more news!

  • Comment by Jeanette Uys — January 3, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Please pass a message to Stephan – All is well this side. Had some lekker rain again – and hot as hell today 😀 thinking of you guys! Stephantjie misses his daddy today 🙁 Judie is not walking yet and not a sign of any pearly whites … but both are full of smiles, very cute and the little guy is full of very clever plans. We miss him a lot 😀 Hugs and kisses.

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