Aconcagua Expedition: Resting at Camp 1

Posted by: Jake Beren | December 22, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 16,200'

Our winds have been quite manageable today with occasional gusts, but overall very pleasant.  We are resting here at Camp 1, getting used to the altitude before carrying up to Camp 2, the Guanacos Camp, to make a cache for our future move.  The team took a short walk to stretch the legs and now are enjoying a siesta before dinner.

Buenas Tardes,
RMI Guide Jake Beren

Views from Camp 1. From Aconcagua Camp 1.

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Craig and Eric
Just found the blog today—-in time to wish you a Merry Xmas Sunny skies here in Palo Alto Will have a full house tomorrow with Jake Julia Anastasia Laurie Ryan and Katie
(no snow in Alta so CA is a nice alternative) We will be at Disneyland New Years Eve en route to the Fiesta Bowl on the 1-2nd Your expedition looks awesome and hope the weather and acclimatization allow you to summit! Tons of love and best wishes for an awesome remainder of your time on the mountain.

Posted by: Libby Heimark on 12/24/2011 at 9:00 am

Richard Fitz: opps! last comment was you!

Posted by: Linda Robertson on 12/24/2011 at 8:57 am

Happy Solistice and Merry Christmas! Hope you are having a wonderful time. Sending you lots of love good thoughts for climbing higher and higher. The views must be amazing. Be safe, our hearts are with you, mom and Jim

Posted by: Richard Fitz on 12/24/2011 at 8:53 am

Rich—Have a happy Christmas.  Hope you are having a great trip! Mom says hi too, in case her message didn’t get through.
Doug, Deb, Catherine & Johanna

Posted by: Doug Doren on 12/24/2011 at 6:56 am

Hola, Elías. Te echo de menos, pero espero que te lo estés pasando bien. Aquí no te estás perdiendo nada, pues todavía están peladas las pistas de esquí. Tengo novedades, pero para saberlas me tendrás que llamar por teléfono - jeje -(mañana, para Nochebuena, ¿no?)

Tell Jake I appreciate his interspersing of Spanish in the blog posts, and tell Jeff I hope he’s feeling better!

Besos y abrazos,

Posted by: Bridget on 12/23/2011 at 6:21 pm

Dave G:  Enjoy the beauty from up there!  Looks amazing.  We might even get a white Christmas here in Austin.  Have a great climb, babe.  I love you.  Missing you like crazy too.

Posted by: Wendi on 12/23/2011 at 6:51 am

Great job Katie and Adam. Keep it up! Can’t wait to see the pictures from the top. Angela and Tim

Posted by: Angela on 12/23/2011 at 5:39 am

Good job Katie and Adam. Keep it up!  Loving the pictures. Have a Merry Christmas on the mountain. Angela and Tim

Posted by: Angela Lueck on 12/23/2011 at 5:38 am

Spectacular pics of your Christmas vacation, brother Trev. I’ll eat turkey, you push to the top. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Stay safe.  Love you viv.

Posted by: Vivian on 12/22/2011 at 8:48 pm

Yeah, Katie and Adam!  Way to go—keep on trekking—our thoughts are with you at this most exciting time!

Posted by: Maggie & Sue on 12/22/2011 at 3:47 pm

Happy Holidays Elias!! Have a great climb and bring everyone home safe. :)

Posted by: Harvest Bear on 12/22/2011 at 12:57 pm

Hi, Dr. Katie and Adam! Hope you are enjoying your holiday “vacation” at the top of the world. Pics are amazing! Miss you here at the clinic, but happy you are there! Have a blast…. Nancy

Posted by: Nancy on 12/22/2011 at 11:57 am

Kimberlee- We miss you! Hoping your Icebreaker is keeping you super warm. Can’t wait to hear all about it-now off to listen to more Christmas music! Much Love, your Finance Team!

Posted by: Jill Frank on 12/22/2011 at 10:56 am

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