Lots of gear. Separating stuff to see who carries what and what the Mules will carry. Seems like forever to get going. Getting the permit and getting to Penitentes (the trail head) pretty much took all day. Looking forward to beginning our climb tomorrow.
So I just arrived in Mendoza Argentina this afternoon. This is the staging area to begin my climb to the highest peak in the South American Continent. The Mountain is Aconcagua. This mountain towers over the Andes and rises up to 22,841 feet. It's not Everest but it's a tall one. The mountain can take between two and three weeks to climb. High winds and cool temperatures are what turns just about half the climbers back without touching the summit. If I can successfully summit
After flying from San Francisco to Miami; Miami to Santiago Chili; Santiago to Mendoza Argentina. 15 hours of flight time and some layover time but all the flights were on time and it went off without a hitch. And all my luggage made it too! I arrived in Mendoza today, Friday 1:00 PM Local time. We will probably take the two hour drive up to the trail head tomorrow to begin our trek into base camp.