Aconcagua: Justman & Team Rest Day at Camp 1

Posted by: JJ Justman | December 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,200'

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas from Aconcagua Camp 1 at 16,200 feet! Team 2 is taking a rest day after a strong climb up to Camp 2 yesterday. We are in a festive spirit as we enjoy our own version of egg nog…it’s water but if you close you eyes hard enough you can taste the resemblance!

Everyone is doing really, really well and we are looking forward to moving up to 18,000 feet!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

The moon rises above the Andes from Camp 1 on Aconcagua. Photo: Linden Mallory Views of the mountains above Camp 1. Photo: RMI Collection

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Just enjoying watching the team and specifically Matt Hill climb the mountain. Always checking for updates. Hey Matt, Thinking of you buddy. Hope your taking lots of pics and see you soon.

Posted by: Robert Holmes on 12/26/2013 at 7:27 am

Josh - hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  Santa didn’t visit our house…  He said he was waiting for your return.  No babies yet, but should be one soon.  Best of luck tomorrow as you climb to Camp 2.  We are loving the pictures and blog each day.  We are so very proud of you.  Can’t wait to see you at the top.  Sending lots of love, strength, determination, warmth, energy, and warm hugs your way.

We miss you!!!  Love -Jess

Posted by: Jessica on 12/25/2013 at 9:51 pm

Merry Christmas from NC. I’m glad all is going well with the team. Love the pic of the rising moon and sunset. Saying hello and sending christmas hugs to my friend John F.

Posted by: RJordan on 12/25/2013 at 7:03 pm

I am still in amazement!  We are looking forward to pictures (have somebody take some of you!)  Lora, Michael and Sophia are coming tomorrow and we will miss you!  You are missing day after Christmas sales, but at least your New Year’s Eve will be avoiding drunk drivers!  Miss you!  Love, momma

Posted by: jane lubow on 12/25/2013 at 5:21 pm

Hi Kim, It was great to hear your voice today! You sound terrific & it was wonderful to also hear from the other members of the team. I am so proud of you & the whole team. As you know, Trish & I will head to the West Coast in a couple of days. Of course,each day, we will continue to closely follow the excellent blogs & review the supportive “comments” section. Your the best! Travel safe & stay well!  Love,  Dad

Posted by: SHEL on 12/25/2013 at 4:46 pm

Merry Christmas all team !
Dave, so amazing to hear your voice.
Definitely looking forward to hearing stories and seeing photos.
We love you!
Mom and Jeff

Posted by: Ruth Sorensenr on 12/25/2013 at 4:42 pm

HELLLOOOOO Aunt Kim!! Way to go on the mountain-you and the team are super rock stars!! We are SO proud of you- Kat, Francesco & Co. give you kisses too!  Keep up the good work-I am sure it is hard with those short leggies. We are going to FLA tomorrow to see Momma…xoxoxo L,M, & SRH

Posted by: Lora Sue fluffysparklepuff on 12/25/2013 at 4:03 pm

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