Aconcagua Expedition: Team Arrives in Mendoza

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Anne Gilbert Chase | January 09, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua

The entire team arrived safely in Mendoza with all our gear (almost).  One delayed bag should be arriving tomorrow in Mendoza. 
It is after midnight here and we just returned to the hotel after our first team dinner. We had a great meal enjoying the local flavors of Malbec and of course some Argentinian beef.  We were busy all day with everyone’s arrival and our first team meeting.  We are now just finishing the day.

Everyone is excited to start the trip and is looking forward to get closer to the big mountain.
Cheers
Gabi, Pete and Gilbert

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SIR WALTER GLOVER: Great weather forecast for the climb! Godspeed and have fun! Dan & Deb Meno

Posted by: Dan Meno on 1/11/2012 at 10:51 am

bryan!!! i am sooo happy to be able to hear your voice!!! hang in there!! you are my superman!! i love you.. prayers and wishes from everyone here….good luck!!!!!

Posted by: wiyanna on 1/11/2012 at 10:45 am

Man I can’t believe you are about to climb a 13er!! LOL

Hope you have a safe trip and a amazing summit day.

P.S.
Mt Alto is solid white after a mojor winter storm!! hahaha

GOOD LUCK!!

Posted by: Chad on 1/11/2012 at 7:21 am

    Bryan,
      When posting to a blog you should always refer to th APA 6th edition to site your references properly.

Posted by: Rodney Lee Johnson on 1/11/2012 at 6:44 am

Good morning buddy!  I hope you had a good night! Wear that Mt. out for everyone back home! I wish i was there with you!  Adam Stroupe

Posted by: Adam Stroupe on 1/11/2012 at 4:54 am

Hey Bryan,

If you see Bigfoot, say hi for me. hope you didn’t forget the chapstick. Later

Posted by: Tim Vogel on 1/11/2012 at 3:59 am

Hi Jeff,
We are thinking of you and sending you our love.  Kids have decided that now is the time to get a kitten or a puppy.  What do you think ;)  Hope you are finding peace.

Love,
Jenny

Posted by: Jenny Johnson on 1/10/2012 at 9:04 pm

Lawrence!
Justin and I had a beer last night and we thought of you.  Rock it up top man!!!!!  Miss being your ropemate!

Posted by: Steve "clown" Doinidis on 1/10/2012 at 7:20 pm

Luke 1:37 For with GOD nothing will be impossible!
Matthew 28:20 “I am with you always! (Jesus Christ)
I love you brother! Be safe! We will be seeing you soon! If you need me just give me a holla and I will be there ASAP! LOL!

Posted by: Adam Stroupe on 1/10/2012 at 6:45 pm

Hey Bryan!!!! We are cheering you on from home and watching/waiting on news that you are on top of that mountain. We know how hard you have trained for this and know you will kick that mountain’s butt!! Praying for you to have an awesome climb and safe trip back home.

Posted by: Joe and Kristy Agan on 1/10/2012 at 6:36 pm

Larry-best wishes to you and the team.  Think safety first, enjoy time on the mountain, and my prayers go with you daily.  lol Mom (& Charlie, too)

Posted by: Gerri Seaton on 1/10/2012 at 5:05 pm

Jeff,
We’ll be thinking of you and wishing you a safe and awesome trip.
Wish I could be there with you, these adventures is what living life to the fullest is all about.
I Love You Bro
Chad

Posted by: Chad Johnson on 1/10/2012 at 4:37 pm

Your Shorter classmates are proud to know you brother! Godspeed!!

Posted by: Danny Womack on 1/10/2012 at 3:12 pm

Anne Gilbert, This is an amazing way to keep up with your trip. Have fun, be safe! We’ll be following the blog closely. Love, Aunt Martha

Posted by: Martha on 1/9/2012 at 6:55 pm

Malbec and Argentinian Beef - wow do you know how to kick off a project!  We’re hungry just reading the post.  Go team!
Paula & Bill in Vermont

Posted by: Paula & Bill VanDeventer on 1/9/2012 at 4:15 pm

Bryan…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the     LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ...The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8… Continue to follow him walk in his Footsteps and you will never step wrong… We are praying for you day and night… Grasp the Victory that God has for you!!!! we love you Brother… Blake and Missy

Posted by: Blake on 1/9/2012 at 4:05 pm

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ...The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.Deuteronomy 31:8… Continue to follow him walk in his Footsteps and you will never step wrong… We are praying for you day and night… Grasp the Victory that God has for you!!!! we love you Brother… Blake and Missy

Posted by: Blake on 1/9/2012 at 4:03 pm

Glad everyone has arrived safely! there is some important gear in those bags… hopefully it has arrived! good luck to everyone! i love you Bryan Blalock!!!

Posted by: wiyanna on 1/9/2012 at 12:07 pm

Glove, leaving messages on all the different sites hoping you see some/one of them!  Best Wishes, Mark and Deb

Posted by: Mark Fritz on 1/9/2012 at 10:32 am

Anne Gilbert,

We are so excited to follow along on the blog with your journey.Hope you all have a wonderful, fun and safe trip. Much love,
Mom

Posted by: chris chase on 1/9/2012 at 7:27 am

Bryan Blaylock- The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Bryan, you are a forest. We love you man. Awaiting your story intensely. Get close to Heaven for us and bring back the energy. And I have a cup i need you to help hold up on the ceiling
. Lol. Miss you brother.

Posted by: Ken Callaway on 1/8/2012 at 6:36 pm

Bryan, We both pray for the successful completion of your triumph up that mountain.  You are doing the things that REAL men do and all the others are spectators. God bless you and keep you safe.

Posted by: Sam and Glenda on 1/8/2012 at 6:34 pm

Bryan Blalock, i am so happy to be able to share this expierence with you, one of your many life goals! you were born for this! i cannot wait to hear your voice and see your face… 20 days and counting! enjoy and take it all in. know that all is well here back home. alot of prayers are going to you from all over the world! i love you and dont forget your sunblock!!!!

Posted by: Wiyanna Blalock on 1/8/2012 at 10:24 am

Look up “Warrior!”  Your help cometh from the Lord!
I Love You!  Mommie

Posted by: Connie Blalock on 1/7/2012 at 4:59 pm

Bryan, our prayers are with you as you take your dreams to the next level.  May God guide your every step and may this trip bring honor and glory to Him.  Can’t wait to hear all about it.

Posted by: Tommy and Brenda on 1/7/2012 at 4:28 pm

Bryan have the time of your life! Be safe and enjoy each moment. God is with you and through you. We know
you can probably run up the mountain in 1 day; however,
just go at the pace of your guides!!

Posted by: Daddy & mommy on 1/7/2012 at 1:40 pm

Bryan, we cannot wait to follow you on your journey! Shout from the mountain top for us! We love you & and are praying for your every step! Double dog dare you to climb that mountain butt naked! LOL. Love The Simons

Posted by: Heather & Keith Simon on 1/7/2012 at 11:40 am

We are praying for you. Can’t wait to follow your journey.

Posted by: The Yourkievitz's on 1/7/2012 at 9:37 am

Bryan Blalock, thanks to Allison for the info.  How exciting!!  Prayers for a great adventure and safety.
Nancy Howell

Posted by: Nancy Howell on 1/7/2012 at 8:56 am

Bryan Blalock, Good Luck as your journey up the mountain begins. So exciting to be able to track your progress. Have a safe trip.  Aunt Jo Ann

Posted by: Jo Ann Shiflett on 1/7/2012 at 7:30 am

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