Aconcagua Expedition: Team checks in from Basecamp

Posted by: Leon Davis, Mike King, Pete Van Deventer | January 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Today the group woke to a cold and snow covered base camp. In preparation of our carry to Camp 1 the team received their loads yesterday. We started walking after breakfast and hot drinks. Our goal today was to cache our food and equipment for the upper mountain, while climbing higher then descending to help acclimate. Climbing through loose scree with heavy packs is always an eye opener for what lies ahead. The team climbed strong and enjoyed a blue sky with light winds.  We spent an hour at 16,000+ before returning down to Aconcagua Basecamp as an evening storm approached. There is a day off tomorrow, which the entire team is looking forward to.

Cheers

RMI Guide Mike King and crew

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Following your progress, too, Dave.  Hope all is well.  Looks beautiful, amazing!  S and H!

Posted by: David Roten, Sr on 1/26/2013 at 8:28 am

I look forward to these daily updates!! Sounds like a blast! Looks like there’s a lot of Daves on the trip….but I miss my dave :). Stay warm and safe…and have fun! It’s the home stretch!!!

Posted by: Riki Przytula on 1/25/2013 at 8:50 pm

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