Aconcagua Expedition: January 17th team meets in Mendoza

Posted by: Leon Davis, Mike King, Pete Van Deventer | January 19, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua

Hello all!

The whole team is finally in Mendoza and assembled! Due to several flight delays, today has been a bit chaotic, as we raced around to get through the park permit registration process, and buy last minute lunch food. In the end, we decided to cool our heels in Mendoza for one more night, rather than push up to Los Penitentes. This will allow us to organize, let a few folks get their first good nights sleep in a few days, and finish up the permits for a few folks.  So it goes on a major international expedition.

Tomorrow, we get back on track, leaving in the late morning for Los Penitentes.  Once there, we will sort gear for the mules, and get ready to begin our trek the next day!

In the meantime, we’re going to enjoy another fantastic dinner in Mendoza.  Best wishes to everybody back home, and we’ll be in touch soon, this time from 9000 feet!

RMI Guides Pete, Leon, Mike, and team

The team assembles in Mendoza. Photo: Mike King

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Good Luck James “Kingpin” Beckerich and the rest of the team!  I am following your blogs and wishing you all a safe and successful summit.
Thomas “The Hammer” Goham

Posted by: Thomas Goham on 1/27/2013 at 11:56 am

Just wasting some time late at night and found your email about this trip.  Don’t know if your home by now or not but look forward to hearing about it all sometime.  Enjoy

Posted by: Josh Eaton on 1/26/2013 at 11:35 pm

Good Luck Tony and David and the whole team, enjoy yourselves.

Posted by: Laura Rito on 1/22/2013 at 7:35 pm

Have fun and be safe.

Posted by: Karen Golden on 1/22/2013 at 2:14 pm

Good luck team, especially “Dr Hurt”, on your little hike. JK, but really good luck and be safe. I know you all have been working hard towards this trip. I am looking forward to following the posts.

Posted by: Ben Gadd on 1/21/2013 at 10:37 am

So glad that everyone is there and the adventure has commenced!  Safe trekking all!

Posted by: Paula & Bill VanDeventer on 1/20/2013 at 7:38 pm

I am relieved to hear everyone made it FINALLY!

Posted by: Carol Crye Popp on 1/19/2013 at 7:39 pm

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