Aconcagua: Beren & Team Reach Pampa de Llenas

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Zeb Blais | December 21, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

Buenos tardes from Pampa de Llenas,

Our first camp on the way to Basecamp. After a somewhat leisurely morning at the hotel, we registered with the Federales and hit the trail. The walk was pleasant, warm but manageable with just enough of a breeze to keep the team from bursting into a fuego.

Now at camp we have reviewed tent building, a super important step for the rest of the trip, and are tending to a little relaxed maintenance. Resting in the tent we can hear only the wind and occasional braying of mules, the sounds of “civilization” soon to be no more than a memory. No more wheeled contraptions for us, just our feet and the hooves of our new friends. 

Our adventure has truly begun.

RMI Guide Jake Beren & Team

Trail Head at Puntas de Vacas - RMI Photo Collection

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hey bro,,,gud going,,TC

Posted by: jp n reenu on 12/22/2012 at 8:06 pm

Wishing you all an amazing and safe adventure. Dawn, we are checking in regularly and watching you in awe.  Be safe and have fun!

Posted by: Ann Swank on 12/21/2012 at 7:10 pm

Good luck to your group - leave some good weather for us, and we’ll see you as we hike in, and you are hiking out - hopefully with tales of the summit.

Posted by: Peter on 12/21/2012 at 4:10 pm

Have a great climb, & may the weather hold up for all of you.

Posted by: Bud on 12/21/2012 at 2:50 pm

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