Aconcagua: Beren & Team Arrive Base camp

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Zeb Blais | December 23, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Greetings from Basecamp!  Our team battled a bit of wind getting here, but here we are safe and sound. Our morning began with the more sensible members of the team riding mules across the Vacas River, while the rest of us “tough” (ie ridiculous) members waded across the icy stream.  Once our icy feet had boots on, we hiked up the Relinchos Valley underneath a towering view of Aconcagua. It definitely looked windy up there, with spindrift ripping off the peak. Basecamp is somewhat better and after a good session of camp building in the elements, the team is ready for some well earned R&R. Tomorrow we rest and prepare ourselves for that break in the weather.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

En route to Aconcagua Base camp. Approaching Base camp on Aconcagua. Photo: Jake Beren

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CV & TP, merry christmas and good luck (don’t look down)... our thoughts are with you the whole lavado family…

Posted by: Lavado's on 12/26/2012 at 7:26 am

Kim and Scata families wish Dawn and the entire team an exciting climb. Keep warm and happy heart! —Mom—

Posted by: Hye Kim on 12/25/2012 at 5:00 pm

The entire Schulz family wishes the entire team a safe and exciting climb. Have a Merry Christmas
We are following your blogs daily and are very excited for you.  Wishing you the best of luck and a successful summit.
Godspeed to all.

Posted by: Jon Schulz on 12/25/2012 at 9:37 am

And Happy Festivus to the Rest of Us!  Scotts and Berens sending calming vibes to the winds and positive energy to the brave hearts on the mountain. May the force be with you.

Posted by: nsb on 12/25/2012 at 8:45 am

Merry christmas to Dawn and all the team from the Scata family!  Good luck with the climb, wishing for great weather for you guys.

Posted by: Eric Scata on 12/25/2012 at 8:30 am

From our elevation (sea level) to yours, Merry Christmas!  Miss you, stay safe.

Posted by: Jeanne Potter on 12/25/2012 at 5:09 am

Merry Christmas everyone! Wishing you a safe and successful climb. Have fun!

Posted by: Missy on 12/25/2012 at 4:38 am

Merry Christmas to you all!  Climb safe and have a great time.  We follow the blog posts every day.  Nice pictures.  Happy birthday to Leon (28 Dec).

Love, Mom and Dad

Posted by: Ron & Nam Mo Davis on 12/24/2012 at 7:34 pm

Merry Christmas Zeb and Team!  Have a safe climb and a wonderful day on the summit.  Take care, Michelle

Posted by: Michelle on 12/24/2012 at 7:33 pm

May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and wonderous trip. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We’ll be toasting you with a Fizz on Christmas morning!!
Love, Aunt C and Uncle Roy

Posted by: Cindi And Roy Burrell on 12/24/2012 at 11:34 am

Thinking good thoughts for good weather and safe climbing.  Merry Christmas to all.
Love,  Aunt P

Posted by: Patti Lindsay on 12/24/2012 at 11:08 am

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