Aconcagua Expedition: Carry to Camp 1

Posted by: Billy Nugent | February 06, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Today’s plans called for our first foray onto the mountain above basecamp. After a quick breakfast the crew got busy organizing loads of both personal and group gear, food for nearly 12 days, and a couple of gallons of fuel. We then set out for Camp 1 climbing along a lateral moraine, crossing a glacial remnant, and finally ascending a long scree slope (brutally loose) into the camp at over 16,000’.  We put a cache together, took a nap in the sun, and then cruised back down to Plaza Argentina. All in all, we spent a little less than 7 hours in the field and the team performed exceptionally well. The guys were really excited to finally get down to the nitty gritty of climbing this thing.

Tired but happy in Plaza Argentina,

RMI Guides Billy Nugent, Leon Davis, and the gang.

An RMI Team makes a carry on Aconcagua.

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Go “Old man” William! We want to hear that you’ve conquered Aconcagua ... and miss you at tennis! For the others, make certain to help out this old guy- if he needs it!

Paul and Margie

Posted by: Paul Taylor on 2/13/2012 at 6:23 pm

The view from above the base camp is remarkable.  From what I’ve seen of thepictures, the team is in for quite a scenic reward upon reaching the summit.  Keep your eyes set on the top! Best to all.

Posted by: Sharon Clarke on 2/8/2012 at 6:27 am

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