Svetlana Kotlyar from the base camp under mount Aconcagua:
Greetings from the group "Aconcagua-3" from the base camp Plaza de Mulas!
Yesterday we made a long trek: we gained almost 900 m in height and walked more than 20 km. The whole trekking took about 8.5 hours with snacks and rest stops.
We left the Confluence camp at 8: 00 am. Just a couple of minutes the sun came out and warmed with its rays.
Trekking can be divided into two segments: the first, so-called "frying pan", a fairly long (about 13 km) area of almost flat surface. Second — is the steep path to the base camp.
The weather is good. At these altitudes become warmer — the previously frozen streams melted, and several times we were looking through them the crossing.
The idea that the Plaza de Mulas is waiting for us helped made the way warmer! Anya Ershova (mountain chef) and guide Andrey Berezin have prepared everything for our arrival: what could be better than a hot lunch after such a hard day?
Service at height level: members of the group live in separate tents, we have our own kitchen and a large tent-dining room, where it is warm and cozy to gather together. Food, drinks, vegetables, fruits, sweets - all this in abundance!
Today, the plan is a small acclimatization walk.