Aconcagua: Carry to Camp 1

Posted by: Jake Beren | December 19, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,780'

Today was a good day for our team carrying up to Camp 1.  The team climbed strong with legit loads to make our future move a little easier.  We enjoyed near perfect weather again on the way up to camp, ascending the moraine up to a snow patch of penitentes before gaining camp.  As we made our cache weather rolled in from the west and we got our first taste of how quickly things can change up here.  Our descent was beautiful in the sideways snow squall that cleared as we returned to basecamp.

Tomorrow will be a recovery day here at basecamp before we move onto the upper mountain.  Now it’s off to bed, buenas noches.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

An RMI team passing some penitentes on their way to Camp 1. Photo: Tyler Reid

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      DAD! This is awesome, I can’t imagine what your seeing and experiencing. Best wishes and Happy Xmas to you and the team.
      One thing you always told me was “Lean into the spear.” Remember that when times get tough! love you so much and I am proud of you ...Love Bridy:)...

Posted by: Britany Fitzgerald on 12/21/2011 at 5:46 am

Richard: We are watching and reading every day…keep up the good work, sounds like you are all doing great. Hang on in those winds. mom

Posted by: Linda Robertson on 12/20/2011 at 9:01 am

Dave G: Keep on trucking buddy. And can you find out if the Claus-man vacations down there after Christmas busy season is over - it IS summer there after all :o)

Posted by: Anu on 12/20/2011 at 8:15 am

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