Aconcagua: Team Camped Beneath the Stars

Posted by: JJ Justman, Katrina Bloemsma | February 05, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

The team is bivvied out under the stars and a clear sky at Las Lenas tonight. After packing the last of our gear for the mules to carry in, we headed to the dusty Vacas Valley. We had a breezy and sunny walk in, taking time to eat fresh melon and jamon y queso sandwiches at a leisurely lunch break along the river. At camp, the local cowboys made us a steak Asado over the open fire for dinner. Tomorrow, we continue up the valley to Casa de Piedra where another Asado dinner (and hopefully starry skies) await us!

RMI Guide Katrina Bloemsma

Day 1 on the Trek to Aconcagua Base Camp.  Photo: RMI Collection Views of the Vacas River Valley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Hola to Bob and everyone. From Bill and Candi in St. John’s, FL (elev. negligible)

Posted by: Biil on 2/6/2014 at 11:00 am

Hope you have blue sky’s all the way to the top!

Posted by: Richie larscheid on 2/6/2014 at 6:18 am

Very excited for you guys! Keith (Rich), you can do this! We are all watching from the sofa :) cheering you on! XOXO Nikki

Posted by: Nikki Johnson on 2/6/2014 at 4:54 am

Have a safe and fun trip. Look forward to traveling with your team to the top! Love the adventures our son Rich Lewis takes us on. Rick and Bitsy Lewis

Posted by: Donna Lewis on 2/6/2014 at 4:15 am

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