Aconcagua Expedition: Carry to Camp 1

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer | January 12, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 14,000'

Hello everyone! We are back at basecamp after a very successful carry to, and cache at Camp 1! The group did very well today, and now all of our upper mountain gear and food is staged for us. The next step: REST. Today was the first day of the trip with heavy packs, and for many of the group a new personal altitude record. Tomorrow we will spend the day at base, eating food, napping, and recovering tired muscles. If all goes according to plan, we will move our camp to 16,000 feet the day after tomorrow, and continue the process of acclimating and moving our gear up the mountain. Everyone is excited to have completed our first big day, and sends their best!

All for now.

RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer, Gilbert Chase, Gabriel Barral, and team

Camp 1, Aconcagua View from 16,000'

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Its only been a week and two days and I can’t even explain how long it seems! I miss you sooo bad! I cannot wait to hear more about it! Congratulations on making it to your highest point! I hope u can carry your sunblock! I love u mawah! What an experience! The pictures are unreal!!!!!!! It’s sooo massive! You are punkswole!so this thing and come home to your three babies with a lot of pics!

Posted by: Wiyanna on 1/14/2012 at 9:27 pm

Bryan, Dude wear that mountain out like we wore my Jeep Cherokee out!!! You got this brother! I’m proud of you!  Love Adam Stroupe

Posted by: Adam Stroupe on 1/13/2012 at 6:38 pm

Wal, Supper excited to see your progress! Just discovered today after dispatches to click on “myguides” to get this updated report! I bet you are loving the views. Have you crossed any rivers? Sending you a big hug. MUSM…SMF

Posted by: Lori on 1/13/2012 at 11:59 am

Bryan and fellow clibmers:


Hope you all dominate Aconcagua!!

Posted by: Chad on 1/13/2012 at 9:44 am

Keep up the good work! Remember, put one foot in front of the other and keep your eyes on the goal. You guys are champions!!! Love, Machoman

Posted by: Machoman RandySavage on 1/13/2012 at 9:21 am


We are pulling for you and things are moving and shaking here!! Good Luck we know you can do it!!!

Your Team at home!!

Posted by: PCET on 1/13/2012 at 5:57 am

Glove, we’re watching!  Best Wishes!  Mark and Deb

Posted by: mark fritz on 1/13/2012 at 3:31 am

Keep Wally in check - he gets excited at altitude. Enjoying the posts, thanks.

Posted by: Steve Owen on 1/12/2012 at 7:40 pm

Best of luck Jeff on your journey to the summit.
Lots of love
The Keppler Family

Posted by: The Kepplers on 1/12/2012 at 7:34 pm

so glad to be able to keep up with you all! excited to hear the next travels!! get better with that cold B! i love you!!

Posted by: wiyanna blalock on 1/12/2012 at 6:52 pm

Go Wally!  Wishing you and the team the best.  Ed & Vivian

Posted by: Ed & Vivian on 1/12/2012 at 6:06 pm

Hi Jeff & team,  I have written a couple of emails to you, but get hung up on the crazy words you have to type before you submit.  Wow, all sounds like work & fun all mixed together, so glad you have this opportunity in this lifetime.  Love reading the blog, Luv & miss you!  Kids are fine!  Luv Mumi

Posted by: Norene Kimes on 1/12/2012 at 2:44 pm

Bryan and your teammates: You have the sure footdness of a mountain goat, and you are carrying the shield of love.  Love, mommy

Posted by: Connie Blalock on 1/12/2012 at 2:40 pm

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