Aconcagua: RMI Team Moves to Camp 3

Posted by: | January 21, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 19,600'

This is Gabi and the RMI Aconcagua expedition checking in from Camp 3 (19600’).

This morning we started at Camp 2 with an early breakfast. We started our ascent at 10:20 am and after 3 hours and 20 minutes of hard work we arrived at our high camp.

The weather this morning was awesome, no wind and warm temperatures (well, as warm as it could get at 18,000’). During the ascent clouds moved in and a cold breeze cooled us. At our arrival to Camp 3 a little bit of weather added some spice to our day. It snowed half a inch, but for a good 15 minutes it looked like it was going to keep snowing all night.

Current conditions are better. It is still cloudy, but it has stopped snowing and it looks like we are going to have a clear night. Our plan is to wake up early tomorrow morning (sometime between 3 and 5 am) and we will check the weather. If the weather is as the forecast is calling, we’ll have breakfast and start our summit attempt !

Stokemeter Everybody is very excited for tomorrow and the stokemeter is very high (8) at Camp 3!

We’ll be in touch tomorrow.

RMI Guide Gabriel Barral and the Aconcagua expedition

An RMI Team climbs on the upper mountain last year.

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Lisa:  Mary and I have been following your daily progress and envying you every step of the way!  When you read this you are most likely down from the summit. Congratulations on your accomplishment.  We are anticipating seeing all your pictures.

Love,  Jud and Mary

Posted by: Jud on 1/22/2011 at 10:54 am

Frere Jacque,

I am vicariously enjoying your grand adventure.  See you at the top!

Posted by: Andy Lee on 1/22/2011 at 9:41 am

Thinking of you today as you head for the summit (weather permitting). Sending good thoughts that all goes smoothly. XXOO

Posted by: Judy H. on 1/22/2011 at 7:26 am

I’m really proud of you.  It’s exciting to be following your climb.  You go Girl! 

Posted by: Brook on 1/22/2011 at 6:13 am

Go for it Hon
You’ve been here before many times
I’m with you all the way… And Piper too
Love you,

Posted by: Tom on 1/22/2011 at 6:09 am

Beautiful view! Best wishes and prayers on your summit attempt, Erin and Team!!!!

Posted by: Brenda Snowden on 1/22/2011 at 5:25 am

Hey Lisa!
We are so looking forward to checking this tomorrow and seeing if you made the summit.  Best of luck with the weather and the climb.  We are rooting for all of you here in the rain.  Anita

Posted by: Anita Petit on 1/21/2011 at 11:31 pm

Hi Dan,
Sounds like a great trip. Have fun at the summit. Take lots pictures. We are enjoying all the reports and the stokemeter. Good luck to everyone!!
Mom & Dad

Posted by: Ed& Katie Meleason on 1/21/2011 at 3:59 pm

Hi Erin, If you’d have climbed to the top of the right away behind Mom’s house today, you would have thought you were in the Andes!!!!!.Brrrrrrr.Keep drinking and keep safe to all of the team.
Love, Mom

Posted by: Elizabeth Martin on 1/21/2011 at 3:55 pm

Hey to Pete and all the crew,
Best of luck on the summit push tomorrow.  We hope it’ll be warmer there than here(-17).
Stay safe!
From snowy Vermont

Posted by: Paula and Bill VanDeventer on 1/21/2011 at 3:24 pm


Posted by: Tami from Oregon on 1/21/2011 at 1:49 pm

Keith, hope you are still having a good time, weather looks clear in the morning for the summit try. Be Safe,
love mom & dad.

Posted by: Fred Ponikowski on 1/21/2011 at 12:14 pm

Ralph and I are keeping all the lousy weather here in the Northwest, so you should have excellent conditions for the summit! Go team go!
Looking forward to stories and photos,

Posted by: Sheila Furlong on 1/21/2011 at 12:09 pm

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