Aconcagua: Van Deventer & Team Rest Day at Basecamp

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Leon Davis, Mike King | January 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

It’s been a lazy day here at Plaza Argentina, which was exactly what the doctor ordered after the group’s big effort yesterday. We woke late, cooked up a big batch of crêpes stuffed with bacon, fried apples, and dulce de leche for brunch. A few hours later, after books, more jokes, and a card game, we fried up some croque monsieur (sense the French food theme today?), and then went for a nice hour-long stroll up towards Ibañez,  a sub peak outside of Basecamp. As hard as it can be to motivate for a hike after a day like yesterday, it really does aid and speed recovery. Our gear that will stay at Basecamp is sorted, and we are very ready for our move to Camp 1 tomorrow! Just one more delicious Argentine meal first…

Hasta luego,

RMI Guides Pete, Leon, Mike, and the team

Sunset at Aconcagua Base Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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This is so incredible to hear of your climb!  I know this blog helps out the families knowing y’all are safe!  I look forward to your next entry!  Take more pictures of the hikers!!

Posted by: Debra Shaughnessy on 1/27/2013 at 5:59 am

Thanks for the update and the call :) miss you…. Keep safe. XOXO

Posted by: Carol Crye Popp on 1/27/2013 at 5:44 am

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