Aconcagua: JJ & Team in Los Penitentes

Posted by: JJ Justman, Geoff Schellens, Garrett Stevens | January 05, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

We have arrived in the quaint little ski town of Penitentes. It was nice enjoying the “good life” in Mendoza. However, it’s a refreshing change getting into the high desert mountains near Aconcagua.

The team organized our gear to be carried in by the mules. Then it was quickly off to dinner at Hotel Ayelen. I’d like to joke that it was the team’s last good meal. However, we have several kilos of filet mignon and fresh chickens to grill and I’m planning on making my 2001 award winning homemade pesto served over hand made angel hair pasta. Sorry, we won’t send photos of that, don’t want to make you too jealous.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

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Give er hell Greg, safe trip, take thousands of pictures!

Posted by: Kim on 1/6/2013 at 2:40 pm

Happy Hiking Uncle Greg. - K
Hi(gh) - T

safe hiking bro - cb

Posted by: Tianna and Kiera on 1/6/2013 at 11:18 am

Go Barber go!!!

Posted by: The Pages on 1/6/2013 at 8:20 am

Greg B Happy hiking.

Posted by: mom&dad; on 1/5/2013 at 11:43 pm

The pictures look great! Hope you all have a safe trek into base camp.

Posted by: Sally McClure on 1/5/2013 at 6:02 pm

Hoping your temps are mild and the winds are mellow. Have fun and enjoy the trek. Expecting a nice array of documenting photos. Safe travels to you all.

Posted by: Paula Hall on 1/5/2013 at 3:37 pm

Wishing everyone a safe passage to the first camp.  Hope the donkeys aren’t too burdened:-)

Posted by: Bonny Rogers on 1/5/2013 at 3:28 pm

Family in Oregon, California and Colorado are all rooting for you, Mike!

Posted by: Maralee McHugh on 1/5/2013 at 1:29 pm

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