Aconcagua Expedition: Rest Day at Base Camp

Posted by: Billy Nugent | February 05, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Greetings from our rest day here at Plaza Argentina. After a lazy morning lounging in our tents we convened in our weather port for a terrific brunch of bacon, eggs, and of course REAL coffee. Most of us felt a bit ragged from our first night at nearly 14,000’ but after a solid meal everyone seems to have bounced back and they’re all enjoying another beautiful day reading, playing cards, and the like.

Leon and I are spending the afternoon drinking mate and packing up our supplies for tomorrow’s carry up to Camp 1.


RMI Guide Billy Nugent

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Go Team Nugent!!  Billy - excited to follow your progress on this trip.  I should have gotten my stuff together last week and gone with you guys.  Hopefully Cotopaxi with you in June.  Safe travels in the meantime

Posted by: matt wilburn on 2/6/2012 at 5:20 pm

Big Bruce -following you here in hot Northern va.Guys at S&H worldgate also. Any chicks with you!

Posted by: ED Gramm on 2/6/2012 at 6:29 am

Hey Michael and Bruce, Watching your expedition on my new iphone. Delilah is doing great michael. Everyone asked about you at the hash. Take some good photos for enlarging.  Have fun and take care of your dad for me.

Posted by: J. Freedman on 2/5/2012 at 8:57 pm

Wishing the entire expedition the best for the upcoming weeks! I’m not sure if you all have access to the comments portion of the blog, but please let Michael and Bruce know that we are thinking about them back at home!

Posted by: Katie on 2/5/2012 at 7:20 pm

Are y’all wathing the game on your iphones? :)  Score is tied 9 to 9!  Going to be a good game.  Enjoy a good climb tomorrow.  Cheers!

Posted by: Sharon Clarke on 2/5/2012 at 4:50 pm

hope you are having a great time—the pacific NW is so beautiful today—Giants are ahead of the Patriots 9- 3 end of the first quarter

Posted by: Julie on 2/5/2012 at 4:08 pm

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