Aconcagua: Team Departs Mendoza

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer | January 09, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua

Hi all!  RMI’s Aconcagua expedition checking in.

We left Mendoza yesterday and drove through the foothills of the Andes to reach our final staging area at Los Penitentes.  The bright green of the vineyards gave way to steep rocky faces as we wound up the valley of the Mendoza river. We were finally rewarded with fleeting views of Tupengato, the 6500 meter volcano on the Chilean border.

We spent yesterday packing for the mules, some loads to go straight to Aconcagua Basecamp, and some to follow us on our approach.  We woke this morning excited to get our climb underway! We will load the shuttle for the trail head soon, and our climb will begin officially.  We’ll be in touch soon.

The team in Mendoza



Cheering on my brother Michael.  Safe travels to the entire expedition.  So glad we can follow the adventure through this blog.

Posted by: Patty H. on 1/10/2011 at 5:28 am

We are cheering for the only lady in the group, Lisa!!  Way to go girl!!  We hope you have the time of your life and be careful!  We will hike the mountain, in L-town, in your honor… Lol Miss you!  Joycie

Posted by: Joyce Conner on 1/9/2011 at 10:45 pm

We enjoy following the group as they head up the mountain, great way for us to keep in touch with our son’s adventure.

Posted by: Fred & Jan Ponikowski on 1/9/2011 at 10:19 am

So excited for all of you! Will look forward to the next post. :)

Posted by: Judy H. on 1/9/2011 at 8:29 am

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