Aconcagua: Justman & Team on Summit!

Posted by: JJ Justman, Leah Fisher | December 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 22,841'

Hello everyone, This is JJ Justman and RMI Team # 2 standing on the highest mountain in South America in the western hemisphere of the world. We had a great day climbing it was a very tough day climbing, it was very cold.  It’s still a little breezy up here on top, but not bad.  Everyone is doing well and we’re looking forward to walking down hill and back into camp and recovering. So that’s it for now from the summit.  Everyone is doing great. We will touch base again when we make it back to camp safe and sound. But like I said everyone just did a phenomenal job today.  Take care and we’ll touch base again soon. This is Team 2 from the summit of Aconcagua out.

En route to the summit of Aconcagua, looking down on Base Camp.  Photo: RMI Collection The views from the Caneleta on Aconcagua as seen on summit day.  Photo: RMI Collection


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Kim, what an incredible feat! We are all very proud to know you. Take care of yourself. Happy New Year from Francesco, Katerina, Marina, Luca and Nadia.
P.S. Did you know Nashville is so hot right now?

Posted by: Francesco on 12/31/2013 at 8:24 pm

Hi Kim,  We are so proud of you!!!!....This was your goal for 2 years & you kept your focus & tenacity….YOU DID IT!....Words cannot describe our feelings of joy for you in reaching this major goal ...We can’t wait to hear from you!!!...Love You,  Dad & Trish

Posted by: SHEL on 12/30/2013 at 5:38 pm

Congrats Cindee! What a great way to bring in the new year. We are all very proud of you. Love you cousin. Be safe on your way back.

Posted by: SueConyers on 12/30/2013 at 2:20 pm

Fantastic news!!! I am in awe of each of you! Look forward to pictures and stories of the trip!
Safe journey down and home.
Love, mom

Posted by: Karen on 12/30/2013 at 12:04 pm

David K.
I hope you are having an amazing time on your trip! I can’t wait to hear all about it. One day we will definitely have to go on an adventure together. Let me know when you get back. I miss you.
-Sarah W.

Posted by: Sarah Williams on 12/30/2013 at 12:03 pm

Way to go Team 2.  You are all truly amazing to have reached the top.  What a great accomplishment.  Josh we are all so proud of you and can’t wait for you to get home to hear all those wonderful stories.  Be safe coming down the mountain and God bless all you.  You are truly a blessing in his eyes.  Love, mom and dad

Posted by: phyllis on 12/30/2013 at 11:49 am

Congratulations!!!
Fantastic job everyone.
Stay safe. Keep your heads in the game as you enjoy your decent. Keep clicking pictures too!
Blessings and Love from David’s Mom

Posted by: Ruth Sorensen on 12/30/2013 at 11:43 am

Major congrats Cindee !!!!!!  BTW, abc nightly news ran a story last night about a 11 year old boy and his father who have climbed Kilimanjaro and did Aconcagua last week.

Posted by: Turner's on 12/30/2013 at 11:32 am

Kimmer!!!! Congratulations you crazy cat!!! You and the team are amazing!!  Hope you are feeling great!  When you get back-Sophia wants to use you as her “show & tell” for being so awesome!!  Xoxoxo L, M,&S

Posted by: Lora Sue Sparklepuff on 12/30/2013 at 11:14 am

Josh, Very proud of you reaching for the stars.  What a magnificent feat you have accomplished.  Enjoy what time you have left on the mountain and looking forward to seeing you very soon.  Stay well man!  Job well done and very proud of you!

Uncle Mike

Posted by: Mike Luebbers on 12/30/2013 at 11:12 am

Amazing!!! I am so proud of of every one of you! What a way to end 2013! Josh- I am so unbelievably happy and proud of you! Hearing you were able to summit today has made my day! I can’t wait until you get back to celebrate your accomplishment! Everyone said Congratulations and they can’t wait to see you when you come back home! I love you! -Lily

Posted by: Lily on 12/30/2013 at 11:09 am

KIm!  Congratulations!  you said you would have to do it again if you didn’t summit - thank goodness!  Wow!  love, momma, larry, sophia, lora and michael

Posted by: jane lubow on 12/30/2013 at 11:01 am

WAY TO GO TEAM!!!!  There aren’t enough words to describe the excitement I have for each of you right now.  What an amazing accomplishment, and a perfect way to close out 2013.  Best of luck on your way down to Base Camp!! 

Josh - I truly can’t explain how extremely proud I am of you.  I think we all have goose bumps just realizing the feat you just conquered.  Everyone has sent congratulations and words of excitement for you.  You have accomplished so much this year, and I can’t wait to see you in a week to celebrate with you.  You truly our my hero and a role model to so many.  Take care and enjoy your next few days of unbelievable scenery.  Aunt Joanie said it’s the best birthday gift she could ever ask for.  Hope you celebrate tonight, because you deserve it.
Love you - Jess

Posted by: Jessica on 12/30/2013 at 10:56 am

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