Aconcagua: JJ, Geoff & Team Arrive in Mendoza

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, JJ Justman | December 04, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 2,449'

Hello RMI Family! Yes…I know, our first Aconcagua team photo certainly doesn’t look like a mountaineering expedition. But you have to start somewhere. And you might as well start out in style.

The entire team made it into Mendoza with all our mountaineering gear. Today was a busy day for Geoff and I. Between airport pickups we did some food shopping for fresh vegetables, fruit and a little filet mignon.

We had our team meeting where we discussed gear, food and what lies ahead. However, for now…it is time to enjoy Mendoza. The land of spectacular food and amazing wine. Stay tuned and we will continue to provide updates of how much fun we are having.

RMI Guides JJ Justman & Geoff Schellens

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A friend of mine attempted Aconcagua in his 50s with a group of people and guides.  Some young guys looked at him and complained that they’d probably have to be carrying his stuff near the top.  Near the top, only my friend and one guide were capable of going on.  But they had to turn back, because everyone else was sick or injured. ;-(

Posted by: Hank Halle on 12/15/2012 at 3:19 pm

JJ - Looks like a great start. Please leave a little wine for the Jan 2 trip!

Posted by: Peter Rogers on 12/6/2012 at 11:26 am

JJ, Peter and ROb- Glasses look like they are filled with a good Cab! WIsh I were there with you guys. Rob, is there a sequel to the major motion film on Elbrus in progress? Barrel 1 reigns. Be safe.

Posted by: Elsie on 12/6/2012 at 6:13 am

JJ, Peter and Rob,
Very jealous that I’m not with you guys..get it done.  Takes lots of pictures.  Be safe and enjoy…

Posted by: Fletch on 12/6/2012 at 5:24 am

yeah, Mike and Aconcagua team!  rest and eat well, and good luck on the climb!  : )

from the seattle cheering squad, and your climbing proxies,
Laurie, Linda, and Sharon

Posted by: sharonc on 12/5/2012 at 10:50 pm

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