Aconcagua: Van Deventer & Team at Pampa de Lenas

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Leon Davis, Mike King | January 21, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

Good evening ladies and gentlemen from the team at Pampa de LeƱas.  Yesterday we left the hot and humid climate in Mendoza for Los Penitentes where we enjoyed our last night in a warm bed and feasted in the Hotel Ayelen dining hall.  This morning we began our hike into the Vacas Valley under some un-characteristic weather indeed.  Instead of a clear blue sky and unrelenting sun, we left Punta de Vacas in a light rain and cool breeze. But as we pressed on, the rain soon subsided and we enjoyed a pleasant hike into camp where we had our tents up by 4:30 and dinner by 6:30. The team did a great job on this first day and we look forward to sunny skies tomorrow as we continue up the Vacas Valley to our next camp at the ‘House of Stone’. 
Hope everyone enjoyed their Monday; we certainly enjoyed ours.

Until Tuesday…

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer

RMI Climbers trekking along the Vacas River. Photo: Linden Mallory

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