Aconcagua: Beren & Team Ready to Move to Camp 1

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Zeb Blais | December 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 13,800'

Today we enjoyed the first break in the wind we’ve seen up here and made a very productive carry to Camp 1. This not only put some much needed supplies higher on the mountain, but gave us a chance to taste our thinnest air so far and work on our high altitude techniques for later on. Tomorrow we will move up to Camp 1 if weather permits and be one step closer to higher exploration.

Tonight after our climbing was complete, we had a great (hopefully) last meal for a while here at BC. It really fueled us for a big day tomorrow, but not nearly as much as reading all the blog responses from everyone back home. Thanks.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

PS. Happy Birthday to il Padrino.

Sunset at Aconcagua Base Camp. Photo: Garrett Stevens

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Keep going, Josh!  I wore a bow tie the last two days at work.  I am assuming you’re doing the same up there.

Posted by: Nic on 12/27/2012 at 2:07 pm

I tried to post on Christmas day…now it’s a post-Christmas Merry Christmas, Josh, and the whole team!!  Wishing for your safe ascent and trip back down…from the warmth of the indoors :)
Love, Sis, Junior, and LĂ©oni

Posted by: Amanda Gentine on 12/27/2012 at 11:33 am

Good Luck Team!  We miss Uncle Josh in Wisconsin.  Ben and Gus are hiking up Cardboard Hill pretending to be Uncle Josh!

Posted by: Molly Gentine on 12/27/2012 at 11:05 am

Awesome stuff you guys! Make sure Josh Gentine doesn’t eat more than his fair share of the rations… Clydesdales can be like that.

Posted by: Jake Fortune on 12/27/2012 at 8:56 am

Power on, lads and lassies:  one foot, other foot as you acclimate to challenging new conditions.

Posted by: nsb on 12/27/2012 at 7:43 am

Happy birthday Leon!!!  We follow the team’s progress every day.  Hope the weather breaks so you all can enjoy the summit climb.  Thanks for the blog posts.

Mom and Dad

Posted by: Ron Davis on 12/27/2012 at 4:10 am

Good luck on your way to Camp 1.! Miss you Christian! Thanks for the posts Jake. Great job everyone!

Posted by: Missy Peterson on 12/27/2012 at 4:04 am

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