Aconcagua: Justman & Team Carry to Camp 3

Posted by: JJ Justman, Mike King, Steve Gately | January 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 18,000'

Progress on these big expeditions always feels good and after spending much time at Camp 1, being able to link up two days of forward momentum sure has the team excited and feeling good. Today was our “carry” to Camp 3 (19,600ft). The team did excellent managing the new altitude. We made it up in great time dropped off a few items for our summit attempt and made it back down to Camp 2 just as some clouds were rolling in. Tomorrow we rest and prepare for our move to Camp 3!

RMI Guide Steve Gately

Camp 2 on Aconcagua.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Way to go team!  Well done, dad (Lew Smith)!  You are doing awesome and we are so proud of you!  Keep climbing smart, acclimated well, and resting when you need to and when it is required.  You guys rock!  Love you so very much!

Kyle and Steph

Posted by: Kyle A. Smith on 1/27/2014 at 6:06 am

Steve and team,

Great job managing this climb. Sounds like if the weather holds your group should summit. However, if not, they will have learned many valuable lessons about the mountains and themselves, which is really what climbing is all about.

Hike well and be safe.

Dad

Posted by: Bill Gately on 1/26/2014 at 6:31 am

May the weather gods be with you!  love Ginny and Steven

Posted by: Ginny Jackson on 1/25/2014 at 3:23 pm

Great job everyone! Can’t even imagine what the wind is like there in a tent.
Everyone asks how you are doing Randy O. We are thinking of you guys every day.

Posted by: Pam Oleynik on 1/25/2014 at 12:03 pm

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