Aconcagua: Justman & Team Arrive in Guanacos Camp

Posted by: JJ Justman, Geoff Schellens | December 15, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 18,000'

Hello everyone at the RMI blog site for Team One here on Aconcagua. Wanted to give you a little bit of an update as far as what we are up to.  First of all the team is doing absolutely great. We actually moved our camp to Camp Two at 18,000’ and we are nestled in, tents are up. We’ve already had a round of hot drinks and now we are just resting and relaxing.  We always want to be optimistic, but to let you know a little bit of the weather forecast that we have. It is not looking that great. The winds are picking up, there is a big lenticular right now over the summit, and they are calling for incredibly strong winds for the next 4 to 5 days. However, you never know if those forecasts are wrong so we are hunkered down here, our tents are nice and solid. So, the winds are not as strong down here as they are up high. So everyone is doing great, but this is part of big mountain expedition climbing.  Little bit of a waiting game and that’s what we need to do is just kind of see what Mother Nature gives us, so we’ve got high hopes. And we’ll basically give a call tomorrow and get a little more updates on the weather and see what’s happening. But for right now. Everyone’s doing great, and we’ll check back in tomorrow and let you know what we’re up to.  Most likely maybe a walk up towards high camp. And a little more resting and recovery. So take care everyone. Will talk again soon. Ciao from Argentina.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

An RMI Team climbing to Camp 2 on Aconcagua. Photo: Pete Van Deventer

JJ Justman check in from Guanacos Camp, 18,000' on Aconcagua

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