Aconcagua Expedition: Team Returns to Mendoza

Posted by: Jake Beren | December 31, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua

Feliz Ano Nuevo from Mendoza!  Our last dispatch was from Aconcagua’s base camp and we have certainly covered many miles since then. A big day of walking from Plaza Argentina to Pampa de Llenas put us in camp just in time for a big Asado prepared by our herreros, the mule drivers who transport our gear off the mountain. An early morning walk brought us to Penitentes where we showered and had lunch before heading to Mendoza. Now back in civilization our celebratory meal felt great and is a far cry from mountain food and the thin air of the Andes, but the significance of the last few weeks that put us on top of the highest mountain outside of the Himalaya is still sinking in. Everyone has done a great job and I am thankful for the time spend with a great team. Nice work all!

RMI Guide Jake Beren

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