Aconcagua Expedition: Team Arrives at Base Camp

Posted by: Billy Nugent | February 05, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

After our third consecutive day of walking we’ve finally arrived at Aconcagua Basecamp in beautiful Plaza Argentina (13,800’). After a nice snack we settled in to camp by setting up our tents and then enjoying a wonderful steak dinner courtesy of the great Grajales staff. Leon and I also pulled a little surprise of our own with some Cabernet for the team to celebrate our arrival. Who says that you can’t eat great while mountaineering? Anyway, tomorrow calls for a needed rest day as we can all certainly feel the effects of our new altitude…

Ciao from base camp,

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Getting there...on the approach to Aconcagua Base Camp.  Photo:  Billy Nugent

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