Aconcagua: Carry to Camp 2

Posted by: | January 16, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,200'

Weather forecast was right. Winds picked up last night and didn’t slow down until 8 am this morning. We estimate that the wind speed was a steady 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph. The good news is that besides a few cut guidelines, our tents stayed in place with no damage. Nobody slept that much so this morning our stoke score descended a few points. Once the wind slowed down we had a late breakfast and packed for the carry to Camp 2. The first hour and a half we walked uphill on a steep trail up the col Aconcagua-Ameghino (17,500’). Once we got to the west side of the col we were exposed to the cold wind that was still blowing on that side of the mountain. It took us 2 more hours to reach Camp 2. The descent to Camp 1 was very quick, just 1:10hrs.

StokemeterAs I write this Garrett is cooking dinner, which smells great, so our stoke score will get to 8 points! Hot drinks are ready so we will be sending a new dispatch tomorrow during our well deserved rest day at Camp 1.

Gabi and the RMI Aconcagua expedition

An RMI team carries to Camp 2.

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Glad to hear dinner and hot drinks got the stoke in camp back up.  Hope you enjoy your rest day!

Posted by: Amy Stevens on 1/17/2011 at 7:23 am

I can understand why dinner and hot drinks were welcome! That cold wind sounded challenging. Thanks for the post. :)

Posted by: Judy H. on 1/16/2011 at 7:40 pm

Been reading up on your blogs!  What a great adventure.  My daughters were amazed that their Uncle Dan was climbing a giant mountain.  Have a safe climb.  Sounds like a blast.  Rather jealous in good ole Ohio.

Posted by: Chris Meleason on 1/16/2011 at 6:22 pm

You are all AMAZING!!  :o)

Posted by: Tami from Oregon on 1/16/2011 at 5:09 pm

More pictures please! Much more!

Posted by: Tom on 1/16/2011 at 4:18 pm

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