We arrived safely in Mendoza Argentina after hopping through Toronto and Santiago. What a fantastic place - it's warm, feels like a European city, is surrounded by vineyards (the airport entry road is lined with acres of vines) and people are friendly. We managed to catchup with two of our team mates enroute and we are happily settled in to (appropriately) Hotel Aconcagua. It was amazing that all our luggage made it - it's very hard and expensive to replace personal climbing gear. More amazing is that we made it to the hotel in one piece - we had the fastest driver in town, who shall forever be known as Mario.
That's it for now. Heading to Vallecitos Thursday in the afternoon.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
- Mark Twain