It’s been 15 days since we first entered the park and we are just back down at Plaza de Mulas - with the prospect of hiking 18 miles and returning to Mendoza (and hot showers!) tomorrow.  It’s been amazing to watch Team Asquerosa come together over the last two weeks - none of us four may have tagged the summit on this go around, but we laughed and learned so much together.  The team has been excellent, the mountains bold and beautiful; it’s been an incredible adventure. Take away the three cases of flu and bronchitis that kept us from going above 20,000ft and you’d pretty much be looking at a perfect big mountain trip. 

3am summit day preparations at Nido; Libby and Kristina set out together with Gavin Attwood's team from Colorado, but both turned around shortly out of camp. 

3am summit day preparations at Nido; Libby and Kristina set out together with Gavin Attwood's team from Colorado, but both turned around shortly out of camp. 

At this very moment Kristina, Libby and Sunny are at basecamp and enjoying the warmth of the sun after a couple very cold days and nights at 18,000ft.  Teresa is already back in Mendoza, due to a persistent case of bronchitis that earned her a free helicopter ride down to the road yesterday.  We are all looking forward to being back together as a full team in town tomorrow evening, and will be sharing a few more notes from the climb as well as photos over the next few days.  

Teresa in prime shape at Camp Canada a week ago; it was downhill from there. 

Teresa in prime shape at Camp Canada a week ago; it was downhill from there. 

Thanks for all the well wishes and support from y’all along the way, and stay tuned for pictures. Much love from Team Asquerosa! 

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