Aconcagua Expedition: Back at High Camp After Successful Summit

Posted by: Jake Beren | December 27, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 19,600'

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. . . “

After nearly two weeks of hard work here in the Andes, our team stood on top of the tallest mountain in either North or South America!  Congratulations on a job well done.  We had to earn it today, climbing through the chilly pre-dawn winds into a whiteout summit.  Occasionally the surrounding peaks popped out, only to retreat behind an opaque veil that became our visual reality as we ascended the Canaleta to the summit.  A fine day in the mountains nonetheless and everyone should be proud of a tough, safe and successful climb.  Tomorrow we start the long voyage back to Mendoza, retracing the steps taken a few weeks ago back to civilization.  Thanks for all the support from the homeland and we’ll be seeing you soon.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Canaleta panoramic view. Photo: Tim Amos The Andes Mountains. Photo: Garrett Stevens

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KATIE AND ADAM—Way to go! Have safe and beautiful.trip back to us.
Nancy

Posted by: Nancy Slocumcoals on 1/2/2012 at 6:42 pm

Trevor, congratulations on your speedy climb!!!  Was that record time or what???  We all can’t wait to hear about your adventure!
Love:  Heidi, Steve & the kids

Posted by: Heidi on 12/30/2011 at 3:44 pm

Eric & Craig,
Way too fun..very, very impressive!! Good for you guys.  Can’t wait to hear all about yr adventures when we see u in MN.  Remember I love looking at pictures.  Safe trip home and take care.

love Auntie Lala

Posted by: Laura Kennedy & family on 12/28/2011 at 8:46 am

Eric & Craigm
Way too fun..and very impressive!! Good for you guys.  Can’t wait to hear all about yr adventures when we see u in MN.  Remember I love looking at pictures.  Safe trip home and take care.

love Auntie Lala

Posted by: Laura Kennedy & family on 12/28/2011 at 8:45 am

Way too fun..and very impressive!! Good for you guys.  Can’t wait to hear all about yr adventures when we see u in MN.  Remember I love looking at pictures.  Safe trip home and take care.

love Auntie Lala

Posted by: Laura Kennedy on 12/28/2011 at 8:10 am

Congratulations Hermano on another successful summit!

Posted by: Hermana on 12/28/2011 at 7:29 am

Eric & Craig,
WOW! At the top of the Americas!! We are very impressed.  (Which merit badge is this for?)
Congratulations!

Posted by: The Reis Family on 12/28/2011 at 6:47 am

KATIE, ADAM AND TEAM; AWESOME JOB!!! HAVE A SAFE TRIP DOWN AND HOME.

Posted by: JOHN SHUBNELL on 12/28/2011 at 6:18 am

Congrats to all of you!  Such great news—what an accomplishment!  We were with you in spirit every step of the way!  Can’t wait to hear, first hand, about the whole experience.  We’ll see you, Adam and Katie, when you get home!

Posted by: Maggie & Sue on 12/28/2011 at 3:11 am

CONGRATS !!!! TO YOU AND THE TEAM…Im so proud of you all, such a crazy mission…Merry Christmas and have a safe trip down
So stoked for you all…best wishes:)

Posted by: britany fitzgerald on 12/28/2011 at 2:09 am

Congratulations. Have a safe trip back down.

Posted by: Mark on 12/27/2011 at 9:26 pm

DAVID G.& TEAM,
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR CLIMB AND GETTING IT DONE!!!
I AM STARTING TO BREATH EASIER JUST KNOWING YOU ARE HEADED BACK TO CIVILIZATION. LOVE, MOM

Posted by: Connie on 12/27/2011 at 5:12 pm

Congrats, Kim and team.  Totally stoked for you guys.

Posted by: Craig on 12/27/2011 at 2:59 pm

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