RMI Team Arrives at Casa de Piedra

Posted by: | January 11, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 10,700 ft.

This is Gabriel checking in from Aconcagua, we are at Casa de Piedra at 10,700’. Yesterday and today we have hiked through the Vacas Valley and everybody in the team did great. Finally, this afternoon we caught our first view of Aconcagua. The spirit of the team is very high and everybody is enjoying the trip. Today we had a persistent front wind during the hike, but the good thing is that the winds on the top of the mountain and at high camps were much stronger these past few days and we were not there.

Tomorrow morning we will cross the river with the help of the mules, so we will see who in the team receives the “Best Mule Rider!” Award. Later in the afternoon we will get to Plaza Argentina, our Basecamp were we will spend a few days.

We will be sending more dispatches and some pictures from Aconcagua basecamp.
Gabriel, Tyler and Jake.

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