First Gay Team Reaches Highest Summit In Western Hemisphere

By Mike Boisvert.

We were blessed with the best weather Aconcagua could have given us: little wind, not too cold at around 18 degrees and clear skies. 

This is a culmination of a quest to place the first self-led gay team up Aconcagua.

It took a lot of work on the part of everyone involved to get to the summit.

Mike Boisvert made a valiant attempt to the summit, but ended up turning at the base of the Canaleta at around 21,500 feet. Jeff Weekley and Mark Street left the expedition at Camp I but we kept in contact with them daily at Base Camp via a CB radio. We are now back together here at Mendoza.

We are here in Mendoza enjoying showers, steak, wine, the warm summer weather.

Mike and Mark are off to relax at the Chilean beach of Valparaiso, Jeff and Rob are off to hike in the Patagonia region and Bruce & Jonny will hang around in Mendoza for the next few days.

That's all for this cybercast.

We reached the summit of Aconcagua and highest summit in the Western Hemisphere!

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