Aconcagua: JJ & Team Headed to Basecamp

Posted by: JJ Justman | December 06, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

Hello everyone, this is Team 1 on Aconcagua. Well, not just yet. Today the team left the comfort of civilization and we hit the dusty trail towards base camp of Aconcagua.

The trek in is amazing. You are surrounded by giant mountain cliffs, a roaring river and occasionally a soaring condor. With light packs we enjoyed the warm weather while tanning our pasty legs.

After a picnic lunch by the Vacas River we arrived at our first trekking camp at 9500 feet. If anyone can guess the name of this camp I will personally carry your pack next year into Aconcagua’s base camp!

The team is doing great! This evening we enjoyed hanging out with the Cowboys who work with our mules and gear to get into base. We enjoyed an authentic asado steak dinner cooked over an open fire, topped off with an avocado tomato salad.

Life is good in the mountains!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Vacas Valley towards Pampa de Lenas. The Vacas River Valley.

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Sounds like a great time.  Go Team!!!!

Be safe Robert, see you on Christmas Eve.

Jo Ward

Posted by: Jo on 12/7/2012 at 4:33 pm

Good luck on your climb Mike!

Posted by: Mike on 12/7/2012 at 1:49 pm

Pampas de las Lenas

Posted by: Peter Rogers on 12/7/2012 at 1:02 pm

Go Hut 1 gang and JJ too.  Rob and Peter, looks like a fantastic trip thus far.  Keep up the strong work.  Work hard at having fun…I know that will not be to difficult for your team.

Posted by: Fletch on 12/7/2012 at 5:09 am

That would be 2013- fingers too fast. Hope all is well- need some more pics and perhaps some videos. Smiles to you, Rob and Peter.

Posted by: Elsie on 12/6/2012 at 6:48 pm

CHopper Camp- JJ. I’ll see you in December, 2012.

Posted by: Elsie on 12/6/2012 at 6:45 pm

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