Aconcagua: Van Deventer & Team Rest Day at Base Camp

Posted by: Mike King, Pete Van Deventer, Leon Davis | January 24, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Despite being a rest day, today has flown by for the group. We were able to sleep in a bit, but most were woken at 7:30 to the park helicopter hovering low over camp, picking up barrels in a sling to be flown off the mountain. We took a leisurely breakfast of burritos with fresh veggies, bacon, cheese, and eggs, and then headed to the medical building for our obligatory check-up. Everyone passed with flying colors. Then it was time for gear sorting for our carry to Camp 1 tomorrow. This often takes longer than expected as everyone hemmed and hawed over how much lunch food and other items to bring up. To this point, we have been spoiled with the mules carrying most of our kit. From here up though, anything we bring up, we will carry down.

Sorting finished, everyone took a siesta, eating lunch, taking naps, playing cards, and reciting Chuck Norris jokes. Despite a forecast of clear weather for the foreseeable future, the clouds built this afternoon, and as we sit, it is snowing gently at Basecamp.

We’ll have more news tomorrow when we are back from our carry. Ciao.

RMI Guides Mike King, Pete Van Deventer, Leon Davis, and the team

Looking out over Aconcagua Base Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Kick some ass Rick!

Posted by: ben spina on 1/27/2013 at 6:25 pm

Waiting anxiously for the next update. I love and miss you Rick. Hope the trek to camp 1 was fun and uneventful.
XOXOXO
Carol

Posted by: Carol Crye Popp on 1/25/2013 at 3:41 pm

I HOPE YOU ARE WELL, SAFE & HAVING FUN…TAKE PICTURES….MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU RICK POPP

Posted by: JOY POPP on 1/25/2013 at 10:53 am

HEY RICK POPP…..WE MISS YOU, KEEP SAFE, SEE YOU SOON
GREG GREEN

Posted by: GREG GREEN on 1/25/2013 at 8:33 am

We are following along daily and enjoying the updates and the pictures. Stay strong and healthy….esp you Rick :)

Posted by: Carol Crye Popp on 1/25/2013 at 4:47 am

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