Esther Tan leads the way on the trek in, big pack Matt bringin the rear
Ian Tucker enjoying the trek in to Pampa de Lenas
Ben check whether mule or guanacos?
Matt and Ian hauling optional big loads in the open spaces
Ben and Miriam, tough trekkers!
Glorious space, Sam and Raffi
Esther, Miriam, Ken, Sam and Raffi - prickle bushes and grass
raffi being himself
Demet and Jamie reach the second nights camp
Miriam and Demet cold crossing - © 2011 Kenneth Koh/Adventure Nomad
Crossing the COLD stream, some of us chickens took a mule ride
Casa de Piedre camp
Demet and Sam, new snow on the mountains behind
Ben crosses the second stream with style
Esther treats Raffi; grapes next!
Matt decides everything is on the menu
Esther practices preventative maintenance
Esther and the start of the fairy castle rocks
Ben shows what eye lashes are for; ice melting
Another snow squall
A plant stores water from the squall on its furry leaves
Day trip from Base Camp
Demet and Aconcagua behind
Jamie, Miriam and Demet
Demet on top, panorama
David with the big boots on enjoying a gorgeous morning at Base Camp
Ken Koh contemplates at BC
Raffi almost singlehandedly rapidfire sorts the mountain supplies
We jump to the trek out which was a day of snow for Esther, Raffi and Jamie
Heading out, Esther and Raffi
plan that leap
Raffi Farajian leaps!
Raffi Farajian trekking out from Aconcagua
Contrast this with the sunny panorama of last year..
Raffi Farajian being eaten by that monster mouth
Gorgeous rock scenes
Esther on the way out
Beauty amid the snow-rain
Five proud hours through our trek out