just a quick update. i am in base camp aconcagua, plaza argentina. we climb to camp 1 yesterday to bring gear before coming back to base camp as part of acclimatizing, climb high, sleep low. i had a terrible day, i barely made it, i was the only one od the team that didn´t hire a porter and i was carring 18k of gear. i have train to carry heavier gear but we climb to 5 000 meters, my legs where screaming for air.
today we rest before we continue to camp 1, then do the same, bring gear to camp 2, then 3 before the cummit.
I am stugling a lot, on a scale of 1 to 10, yesterday was a 10, i had a very hard day and i am not sure i am physically able to do it. Patrick and Jacqui a couple of south africa have payed for a porter for me, it´s incredible, i have never met them before, yet, out of kidness they have payed 150 us dollars just because they felt bad for me.
tomorrow is an other day, i am positive that since i climb without gear i will do better. send all you positive vibes,there are many factors that will determine if i am succesful or not and some of them i have no contol.
A lot of people felt bad for me, i was the last one to make it back to camp last night, aslmost an hour and a half after the last team, but like i told them, a bad day in a montain is sure better than a great day at the office.