Aconcagua: JJ & Team on Approach to Plaza Argentina

Posted by: JJ Justman, Geoff Schellens | December 07, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 11,000'

Another great day! Sometimes I am hesitant at writing these blogs. I am lying here in my sleeping bag under the stars watching a meteor shower. And I know some of you are sitting at your desks staring out the window dreaming of adventure. So please live vicariously through us!

The team had a great day. We woke up and had croissants, coffee and Argentinian scrambled eggs. You cannot trek for five hours on an empty stomach. The scenery on the second day gets more spectacular in the Vacas Valley.

However, our journey in the Vacas is over at 11,000 feet. Tomorrow we turn left and trek up the Relinchos Valley towards Plaza Argentina, our Base Camp at 14,000 feet.

The entire team is doing great and we are filled up on grilled chicken, which we had this evening. Tomorrow we will describe the community of Plaza Argentina which will be home for many days as we continue to properly acclimatize.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

First views of Aconcagua on the trek to Plaza Argentina Base Camp.  Trek Camp 2 - Casa de Piedra.

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James, Cheers :)  Awesome to follow your adventure online at home. Everyone looks great in pictures. Nice weather condition and everyone’s safety are in our prayer.

Posted by: Soonja Choo on 12/8/2012 at 7:09 am

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