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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Kurt calls in post from 20,500 feet!

[Blog followers this is moderator Carl...just spoke with Kurt and he's feeling tired but I sensed a confidence that he'll make a strong effort for the summit tomorrow. Below is the transribed version of the link that you can also listen to directly from Kurt. I forgot the access site to this but luckily Kurt's sharp enough to remind me. I'll be posting one other phone message he left lower on the climb. I think I'll move this back so it's in the correct order within the climb. Sorry no pictures until tomorrow. After the summit attempt (which they take only minimal gear, leaving the rest at high camp) they head back down Camp 4.]

High Camp / Camp 4 / High Camp! Team rolled into Camp 4 a few hours ago. We've already had our dinner and tents are established. A couple of us were very thankful to have paid for the porter service to carry the bulk of our gear from 3 to 4, because we were making the push in one big push rather than the double carries that we're accustomed to. Today, I'm just gonna leave an audio blog because it's very cold and windy up here at Camp 4, and I'm a little bit tired. So, tomorrow's the big day, summit day... we'll see how everyone's feeling in the morning. We just had our quote, un-quote pep talk from one of the guides, which is really about safety and concerns for reaching the summit, so we're all feeling pretty good. The team is very strong. I was a bit slower than everyone once again today but but I'm feeling pretty good and definitely looking forward to tomorrow. I want to thank all of you for reading along and following my adventure here on Aconcagua. I'll talk to you tomorrow and hopefully get some great pictures we're able to post up on the blog. From High Camp on Aconcagua which is higher than the summit of Denali, this is Kurt Hunter and I will talk to you soon.


Darla Fagan said...

Go Kurt! Go Kurt! Go Kurt! Take good care of yourself but we are all cheering you on! What a great adventure and I am hoping and praying for you to reach the summit tomorrow! You know we are all living vicariously through you Kurt Hunter!
We are thinking of you!

Darla Fagan said...

Go Kurt, Go Kurt, Go Kurt! We know you can do it! We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers! Stay well and know we are cheering for you all the way to the top! We are all living vicariously through you! Thank you for blogging, it has been great to watch you during your adventure! I'll be anxiously watching and waiting tomorrow! Get a good rest!
Darla and all

The Tootz said...

I must admit, I am loving this technology and so happy to hear your voice and I'm sure so is everyone else. It's amazing to think about the fact that you are at 20,500 feet in Argentina and we can hear your voice so clearly. Wow!! Everyone is so proud of you and the entire team--I think I can speak for everyone and say we all just love following this very cool adventure. Reality TV has nothing on Aconcagua!!

Love you forever,
Leslie, Stuart and Scott

KarenW said...

You are inspiring us once again, Kurt! Be safe, be well and best wishes for a successful summit! We want to hear all about it when you come home!

Craig and Karen Worstell