Aconcagua: Team Arrives at Base Camp

Posted by: Jake Beren | December 17, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Greetings from Plaza Argentina, our basecamp and new home for the next few days.  Today we awoke at dawn, had a quick breakfast and crossed the ice cold Vacas River before heading up the Relinchos River Valley to Basecamp.  Some of us waded the chilly waters and the more sensible among us opted for a short mule ride.  Good walking weather again made our beautiful approach quite pleasant; not too hot or too cold, but just right.  Here at Basecamp we are enjoying a nice siesta before dinner and tomorrow we plan to rest and adjust to this new altitude of just under 14000 feet.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

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Katie and Adam,
This is so great to be able to track your progess!! Pictures are beautiful!! Hope you are having a great adventure!!! Enjoy it all!!!

Posted by: Carolyn Pugh on 12/21/2011 at 11:46 am

Katie and Adam, were still watching your progress.  How very exciting.  Hope it is more than you imagined!  Enjoy, Dick and Brandie.

Posted by: Brandie on 12/20/2011 at 6:01 am

Adam, just want to tell you all good luck, we’re all counting on you.

Posted by: Ted Stryker on 12/19/2011 at 8:49 pm

Glad to hear you got to basecamp. All the best for what follows.

Posted by: Emilio Ungerfeld on 12/19/2011 at 6:31 am

Katie, Adam and the rest of the team - Sending you sunshine and warmth from the Caribbean. We’re keeping track of your progress.

Posted by: Sue & Maggie on 12/19/2011 at 6:03 am

Adam & Katie, tracking your progress.

Posted by: Chris Laskaris on 12/19/2011 at 4:53 am

Kim, our IB layers kept us warm in -11 F temps in CO.  Hope it’s warmer than that there.  We can’t wait to see you in Portland, maybe some more oysters at the Woodsman.

Posted by: Craig on 12/18/2011 at 10:20 pm

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