Here we go! As of yesterday, the team is all together in Mendoza. Everybody (and all our bags) made it Mendoza safe and sound, and we've been busy with last minute preparations cramming to get ready to hike in tomorrow. We've picked up permits, inventoried and distributed group gear, packed 120kgs worth of mule duffels - what a relief that we don't have to carry everything up to basecamp - and are all anxious to get moving.
We're just under 10 hours out from hitting the road tomorrow morning 8am; all that stands between us and the park entrance now are some last minute gear adjustments, one final night in a real bed, our last showers for the next fifteen days, breakfast, and a 3.5 hour drive from Mendoza into the heart of the Andes.
Stay tuned, and keep us company on the mountain by sending love and encouragement via the live GPS!