Aconcagua: Van Deventer & Team Move to Camp 1

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Leon Davis, Mike King | January 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,200'

We made the move to Aconcagua Camp 1! We’re now resting in our tents at 16800’ or so. The group did great and climbed strong. When we woke, there were clouds over the summit, and towards the end of our first stretch, a sudden snow squall blew threw, sending us scrambling for our hard shells. For the next couple of hours, sun alternated with clouds, making it hard to choose the correct layers. Just as we got ready for the last hard climb up a scree hill to camp, the snow set in in earnest. The group did great getting camp set quickly so everyone could get into shelter. We’re settled in for the night now, and our hope is to wake to nice weather so that we can bump a cache of food and gear to Camp 2 tomorrow. Wish us luck!

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and crew

An RMI Team stopped for a break on the way to Camp 1. Photo: RMI Collection Carrying loads through the snow penitentes towards Camp 1. Photo: Tyler Reid

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Following your progress St. James.  BSDDAS !  Captain

Posted by: The Captain on 1/28/2013 at 1:49 pm

HI RICK POPP AND COMPANY, I HOPE YOU ARE WARM AND WELL, TAKE IT ALL IN SO THAT YOU CAN TELL US ALL ABOUT IT WHEN YOU COME HOME. TAKE PIX. ARE YOU HAVING FUN YET? LOVE AND WARM HUGS,  MOM

Posted by: JOY POPP on 1/28/2013 at 11:55 am

Dad (aka Jim Beckerich): I’m glad things are going well for your group…great to have this blog to check in on your progress. Stay safe and have fun :) Miss you and love you! Sarah

Posted by: Sarah Rice on 1/28/2013 at 7:09 am

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