Aconcagua Expedition: Summit!

Posted by: | January 20, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 22,841'

RMI Guide Gabriel Barral called with great news that our team reached the summit of Aconcagua

They stood on top at 2 pm (Argentinian time) and are back at high camp happy, healthy, and contently tired.  After dinner and a good night’s sleep, the team will descend to base camp tomorrow.

Congratulations to RMI Guides Gabriel Barral, Pete Van Deventer, Gilbert Chase and Team!

Traversing across to the Canaleta.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer An RMI Team's view from the Aconcagua summit.

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Strong work! Congrats to The Team and our main man Larry. Get back safely. The Shasta “Guys”.

Posted by: Tom F. on 1/26/2012 at 11:49 am

Hope all continues to go well.  It’s terrific!

Posted by: holly seaton on 1/24/2012 at 8:59 am

Congratulations team, how stoked all of you must be.
Can’t wait to see some pics from this epic journey.

Posted by: Chad Johnson on 1/21/2012 at 2:04 pm

Yeh for all, now we can all breathe more easily!! Good climb now to be safe on the way down, enjoy your time in the glory of your accomplishments!! Luv mum & Axel & Sean &  LIly we’re all clapping our hearts & hands for you, Jen is home up chucking!

Posted by: Norene on 1/21/2012 at 11:27 am

Congratulations Larry and the team.  How magnificent!

Posted by: holly seaton on 1/21/2012 at 10:53 am

Great Job DAD (Rick)!!  Glad you are safe, see you when you get home.
Love, Lindsay and Alyssa

Posted by: Lindsay and Alyssa on 1/21/2012 at 9:51 am

Congrats, Larry and team; great job and stay safe! Ben Alvarez

Posted by: Ben Alvarez on 1/21/2012 at 5:37 am

way to go Bryan….

Posted by: Rodney Johnson on 1/21/2012 at 3:16 am

congratulations Rick to you and the whole team!



Posted by: Tracy on 1/20/2012 at 7:05 pm

Congrats!  Can’t stop smiling for y’all.  Please thank your guides from me and our kids for getting you up there safely and down safely.  Enjoy the rest of the journey b/c that is what it is about.  You should chill in Mendoza for the extra few days and scout it out for us.

Jenny, Axel and Lily

Posted by: Jenny Johnson on 1/20/2012 at 6:30 pm

Hooray and congrats to Larry and the entire team.  So happy everyone is safe and be careful descending.  lol Mom, Mark, and Debbie.

Posted by: Gerri Seaton on 1/20/2012 at 5:25 pm

Way to *GO* TEAM!!  Great job every one of YOU!!!! 
Glad to be back online with your updates and so very proud of you all!  You RMI Guides ROCK!!!
Paula & Bill VanDeventer

Posted by: Paula & Bill VanDeventer on 1/20/2012 at 5:18 pm

What an accomplishment! Very Happy to hear that all of you have reached to the summit of Aconcagua safely. Congratulations!!!! The Choos

Posted by: Byoung and Soonja Choo on 1/20/2012 at 5:11 pm

Congratulations to all.  Glover you make all proud and have another prayer answered.

Posted by: Steve Owen on 1/20/2012 at 5:09 pm

Congratulations to all. Glover you make us proud and have answered another prayer.

Posted by: Steve Owen on 1/20/2012 at 5:06 pm

We knew you would do it Tom and we are so excited it was done safely for you and your team mates and guides!Now we will wait to hear all about this wonderful journey. Remain safe. Love you lots. Mom and Dad

Posted by: Daisy Dwyer on 1/20/2012 at 3:27 pm

Hello Daddy Tom from Emma. Hi Daddy. I really miss you. It is really cold here. Maybe not as cold as where you are. How far up the mountain are you? Miss you and love you lots. Come home soon. Emma

Posted by: Daisy Dwyer for Emma Dwyer on 1/20/2012 at 3:22 pm

A message for daddy Tom from Emma. Hi Daddy I really miss you. It is really cold here probably not as cold as where you are. How far up the mountain are you? Miss you and love you lots. Come home soon.Posted 3 days ago before the Blog site went down.

Posted by: Daisy Dwyer for Emma Dwyer on 1/20/2012 at 3:18 pm

Guys and (Gal),

Great job!  All the long nights in the tents and the heavy breathing will be washed away by your achievement and confidence of this summit. 

I took a chopper out of BC about an hour after I treked out.  Jeff, keep the kindle safe and dont let em pack my gear with the gigantic blue bag if you know what I mean.

I look forward to hearing about the last three days. 

p.s. If you stay any extra nights, my suggestion is to blow out of the nutibara and head to the Park Hyatt, a nice - after mountain retreat.  Again, great job guys and be safe on the haul down to BC. I went the porter route and now I know how they get down so fast!  Through the glacier and over the hill we went….


Posted by: david on 1/20/2012 at 3:14 pm

Congrats Jeff & team. Great feat and extreme work. POPS

Posted by: Ken Johnson on 1/20/2012 at 2:28 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! I am so happy and relieved! You are all AMAZING especially you Wal :)!!!

Posted by: Lori on 1/20/2012 at 1:52 pm

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