Aconcagua: RMI Team Checks in from Basecamp

Posted by: | January 14, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

A bright, sunny, warm day lulled everyone to the cook tent for books, card games, and group crossword puzzles on our rest day. We slowly worked to organize gear that will stay in Basecamp, and that which will move up with us tomorrow to Camp 1. Everyone is excited to leave the unmistakable scent of mules behind and to begin the ascent of the upper mountain. We’ll be up early tomorrow to break camp, eat breakfast, and work our way to Camp 1, most likely next to the Norwegian and French teams that we’ve climbed next to thus far.
We’ll have more to report tomorrow!
Cheers,
RMI Guide Gabriel Barral

A view of the Upper Relinchos Valley where Aconcagua Base Camp is located

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Hi Dan,
Enjoying the pictures and comments. Glad the weather is still good. Enjoy the views and can’t wait to see all your pictures when you return. Stay safe. Made all your flights arrangements for the return trip.
Love,
Mom @ Dad

Posted by: Ed & Katie Meleason on 1/15/2011 at 10:16 am

A warm, sunny day in the mountains with books. Doesn’t get any better than that!
Safe climbing!
Coffre-fort d’escalade.
Sikker klatring.
PS: Loved the ‘stokemeter’! :D

Posted by: Judy H. on 1/15/2011 at 8:26 am

“scent of mules “
Awh Sis, that’s got’s take you back to our experience on the Bright Angle Trail in The Grand Canyon!  Ha!
Be strong! Enjoy the journey ahead!
Love ya, Sis

Posted by: Sheri Brisbois on 1/15/2011 at 7:11 am

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