Aconcagua: Justman & Team Use Rest Day to Clean Up and Organize

Posted by: J.J. Justman, Geoff Schellens | December 09, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Hello RMI blog followers. I wish we had something really really exciting to report. I guess the biggest thing is the entire team smells like peppermint. You see, our Dr. Bronners soap is made with organic peppermint, good for the environment. With the winds picking up we all took showers and broke down our Cabela’s shower tent.

With team fresh and clean we spent the rest of the day triple checking our food and gear that we will carry up the mountain. Our route on Aconcagua will utilize three camps. So you can imagine, we need a good amount of food, fuel and personal gear. So tomorrow we begin the process of acclimatizing and caching gear higher up the mountain.

On a health note, the entire team has high oxygen saturation levels, which is fantastic. We are all acclimatizing very well. The forecast is for stronger winds, which I like…you might as well get the bad weather out of the way down low.

Stay tuned and we will let all of you know how our carry to 16,200 feet goes. For now, this is JJ saying ciao from 14,000’.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Rest Day at Aconcagua Basecamp.

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