Aconcagua: Nugent & Team Arrive in Basecamp

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Garrett Stevens, Mike King | February 06, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Greetings from Plaza Argentina! After a very early rise and a FRIGID river crossing our team wound our way up through the Relinchos Valley (a side valley of the Vacas) and arrived at Basecamp. We moved well and made good time on our ascent, with everybody feeling strong on our first bit of sustained elevation gain. We arrived just ahead of a pretty decent squall that gave us a but of wind, hail, and rain but we made short work of setting up tents ahead of the worst of it. Later on we were served up some delicious steaks and a little bit of Cabernet for dinner by the Grajales Basecamp staff. We crashed out around 9 or so when the weather started to get a little squirrelly again and enjoyed a well deserved rest!

Adios from Plaza Argentina!

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

An RMI Team approaching Aconcagua Base Camp. Photo: Linden Mallory

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