Aconcagua Expedition: Team Moves to High Camp

Posted by: Billy Nugent | February 13, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 19,600'

Greetings from the beautiful (albeit a little smelly) Plaza Colera, our high camp at 19,600’! We endured a very cold night last night at Camp 2 but awoke to clear skies yet again so we got ourselves in gear and broke camp. Three relatively pleasant stretches later the team arrived at Colera and quickly set up shop. Right now everybody’s chilling in their tents, resting up. Hopefully, we won’t be here more than a couple of nights as we intend to set out very early tomorrow morning for the summit! Much love to our friends and family following along back home…

RMI Guides Billy Nugent, Leon Davis and Team

Views on the upper slopes of Aconcagua. An RMI Team climbs on the upper mountain last year.

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Absolutely Awesome!!  Good luck William, you’re getting close. Hope you all reach the summit and will have a moment to take it all in.
xoxo J,C & J

Posted by: judy on 2/13/2012 at 10:32 pm

Go Duncan’s!!! A big ole howdy from Central Oregon!!!

Posted by: Pete Slert on 2/13/2012 at 8:52 pm

William (aka Bill), what’s this nonsense about “old man”?  Come on, we’re in the prime of our lives!  Keep up the great work, kiddo.  The pictures make this look like a lovely, beach holiday.  Much love, avb

Posted by: Ann Boone on 2/13/2012 at 8:36 pm

Good luck to Bruce, Michael, and the rest of the team. I hope tomorrow is a success!

Posted by: Tara Zier on 2/13/2012 at 7:44 pm

Wishing you all the best of luck for the summit day! I hope the weather holds up and you all arrive back in Mendoza safely! Keep posting the photos!

Not sure if you can read these comments, but if you can, please let Michael and Bruce know that I am officially a double major in Public Policy and Political Science, with a minor in History!

Good luck to everyone!

Posted by: Katie on 2/13/2012 at 1:15 pm

Almost to the top!  Great climbing effort to all, even though the snowflakes fell too loudly on your ‘rest day’ after celebratory beverages on Michaels birthday!  Keep On!

Posted by: Sharon Clarke on 2/13/2012 at 12:03 pm

Hi from snowy Virginia and belated birthday wishes to Michael!  Thinking of you guys- hoping the skies are clear and you are sleeping under a beautiful sea of stars every night.  Stay safe and warm, and good luck on your trip to the summit tomorrow!

Posted by: Kathleen on 2/13/2012 at 11:17 am

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